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Empower innovation event

Virtual available

Developing Sustainable,
Affordable housing in     
California’s Communities 


January 28, 2021 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATIVE AND INTERACTIVE EVENT TO LEARN ABOUT HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN CREATING SUSTAINABLE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

Participate in a discussion on the challenges and opportunities in developing new clean energy and sustainable housing projects. The event kicks off with a diverse panel of experts. Attendees will then join conversations in small groups about what is happening in your region of the state. Since diverse participants bring different skills and knowledge to the table, this is an opportunity to listen, learn, and cross-educate. Round out the event with one-on-one networking with other attendees.

Our goal is to help community leaders, developers, and clean energy technology creators meet and learn from each other, starting conversations that can lead to collaboration opportunities. Discussions will explore cutting-edge energy technologies, construction practices, and meaningful community engagement that can support the advancement of sustainable housing that is affordable, equitable, emissions-free and resilient to climate change impacts and extreme weather events. This event is sponsored by the California Energy Commission.

You will learn:

  • How technology/project developers and communities can work together to better understand community priorities and determine which technology solutions are a good fit
  • How sustainable housing can leverage clean energy technologies and advanced construction practices to enhance affordability and save residents money
  • How housing projects can lead to shared benefits for communities, developers, and clean energy technology creators
  • How to get involved in local development and support the advancement of clean energy technologies to bring benefits to your community
  • What funding and financial incentives are available for your projects

Attend this event to:

  • Hear from others passionate about sustainable and affordable housing in your community
  • Network to spark new relationships with potential project partners
  • Get the knowledge and insight to empower you in your work
  • Learn about demonstration opportunities for your designs or cleantech solutions

January 28, 2021

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Meet The SPEAKERS

Adam Briones

Director, Economic Equity, The Greenlining Institute

Dover Janis

Founder, CEO, Ivy Energy 

Linda Mandolini

President, Eden Housing, Inc.

Lee Bruno

Moderator, Entrepreneur Futures

Adam Hasz

Project Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

Mayte Sanchez

Moderator, Director of Energy, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

Thomas Jensen

Host

Virginia Lew

Supervisor, California Energy Commission

MEET THE PARTNERS