CWEEL Board Member Joins the City of Santa Monica’s Building Efficiency Working Group
Tahseena Kahn, head of the Mentoring Program for CWEEL, became a member of the City of Santa Monica’s Building Efficiency Technical Working Group to draft a policy to reduce energy use in existing buildings. Santa Monica became the first city in the world to enact a Zero Net Energy requirement for new homes in 2017 and hopes to cut carbon emissions from buildings in half by 2030. This group will:
- Analyze the drivers of energy use in existing buildings and the opportunities to improve energy efficiency.
- Evaluate existing building policy and make recommendations for future policy.
- Identify supplementary resources that the city can develop to aid building owners and tenants in achieving deep carbon reductions.
- Draft a policy to reduce energy use in existing Santa Monica buildings
Tahseena has also joined an Industry Advisory Council for the Chancellor of California Community Colleges to develop a statewide training program in Energy Analytics and Auditing.