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Sonoma County Energy Independence Public Forums scheduled in March


Sonoma County Energy Independence Public Forums scheduled in March

Local Forum to Highlight Commercial Energy Efficiency

The Sonoma County Energy Independence Office will be conducting a series of community forums focused on outreach to local business and commercial property owners. The next Local Energy Action Forum (LEAF) will take place in Petaluma on Thursday, March 5, 2015, and will feature programs and incentives for businesses to become more energy efficient and embrace sustainability. The forum is scheduled for 4 – 7 PM at the Petaluma Women’s Club on 518 B St. near downtown Petaluma.

Sponsored by the County of Sonoma General Services Department’s Energy Independence Office, the forum is among the County’s many ongoing initiatives to promote and recognize leadership in energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy. 

“There are tremendous opportunities for reducing energy use, while increasing the installation of renewables,” said Supervisor David Rabbitt.  “This forum highlights innovative partnerships with local organizations and businesses and exemplifies the kind of success that is possible when we work together.”

Following an opening address by Supervisor David Rabbitt, the forum will explore local resources for energy and water conservation financing, rebates, and incentives and also include a panel comprised of a variety of local businesses discussing their evaluation, experience and best practices in being more sustainable. 

“Bringing the forums to a community level allows a greater focus on the programs and issues in a specific area,” commented General Services Interim Director Tawny Tesconi.  “While many resources are available throughout the County, it’s not always clear to local business owners which of these are applicable to situations common in their cities.”

For more information or to register for the forum please contact SCEIP at 707-565-6470 or