The Daily Journal is featuring out relatively new sustainability director, Sigalle Michael, in an article here. Sigalle notes that
One of the initiatives Michael said she would like to see expanded is the Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, program which offers financing incentives to homeowners hoping to install sustainable improvements such as water conservation or renewable energy systems.
“I think there is a lot of potential in the home energy audit world, and that’s where I’m targeting my research right now,” she said.
The piece also notes that "She was hired in December, after spending eight previous years with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, also known as the company that promotes the Spare The Air Days across the region." More recently the Air Quality Management District became known for a controversial plan to force homeowners to modify or brick over their existing fireplaces before they could be sold or rented out. That initiative hit the press along side the chart showing a steady decline in the number of Spare The Air Days in the last 15 years and all of 33 violations in San Mateo County last year. Sounds like the Air Quality District could use a lesson in Cost Benefit analysis. We have some Voice bloggers who know a thing or two about that.
In any case, welcome Sigalle. I think you will find B'game receptive to things that make sense.