Toolkits

Eight Elements of Green Procurement

To help local governments improve their sustainability and reduce their environmental impacts, the California Sustainability Alliance has developed a guidebook for local governments thinking of adopting an environmentally-friendly procurement and purchasing plan. By weighing not only the purchase price of a product but also its full lifetime cost, green procurement policies can help local governments save money, create local green jobs and improve their environmental sustainability.

Class B Building Energy Efficiency Financing Calculator

Building owners interested in pursuing financing for their energy efficiency project will benefit from this new tool developed by the California Sustainability Alliance.  With the goal of bridging the gap between engineering analysis and financial reporting, the Alliance has developed an easy to use Energy Efficiency Financing Calculator which allows the user to input project data after completing an on-site audit. The calculator will generate a cash flow analysis that compares the high, expected, and low energy savings scenarios, thereby capturing the performance risk of a project.  The Energy Efficiency Financing Calculator also develops financial reports that can be easily printed as supporting documentation for a loan application.  Download the EE Financing Calculator.