Empower innovation event
Developing Sustainable,Affordable housing in California’s Communities
Held on January 28, 2021
This Event has passed. Explore below to learn about the topics covered and watch recordings of our major panels.
This event was an informative and interactive event on learning how to get involved in creating sustainable and affordable housing in our communities. Attendees learned about the challenges and opportunities in developing new sustainable housing projects from a diverse panel of experts and then joined conversations in small groups focused on regional issues. The event rounded out with one-on-one networking between attendees.
Our goal was to help community leaders, developers, and clean energy technology creators meet and learn from each other, starting conversations that may lead to collaboration opportunities. This event is sponsored by the California Energy Commission.
Opportunities to Advance Sustainable Housing
Panel #1 Opportunities to Advance Sustainable Housing:
- Panelists Virginia Lew and Adam Hasz, joined moderator Mayte Sanchez for a discussion of current and future funding opportunities for affordable housing that incorporates sustainable and zero-emissions design.
- The funding opportunities and programs in this video may no longer be available. Please visit the California Energy Commission or U.S. Department of Energy for updated information on current offerings.
Panel #2 Framing a Vision for Sustainable, Affordable Housing:
- Adam Briones, Dover Janis, Linda Mandolini, and our moderator, Lee Bruno shared a lively conversation sharing their perspectives about how to finance multi-family housing, equity issues, local planning and permitting, and integrating emerging energy technologies into projects.
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Meet The SPEAKERS
Director, Economic Equity, The Greenlining Institute
Founder, CEO, Ivy Energy
President, Eden Housing, Inc.
Moderator, Entrepreneur Futures
Project Manager, U.S. Department of Energy
Moderator, Director of Energy, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
Supervisor, California Energy Commission