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  • Writer's pictureKristin Cooper

School Energy Efficiency Stimulus (SEES) Program

The School Energy Efficiency Stimulus (SEES) Program will provide funding to upgrade heating, air conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC) systems in public schools and also to replace noncompliant plumbing fixtures and appliances that fail to meet water efficiency standards.

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a remote-access workshop on the School Energy Efficiency Stimulus (SEES) Program. During the workshop, CEC staff will present proposals for potential changes to the draft program guidelines and solicit feedback from workshop participants. The SEES Program Workshop Presentation is now available on the SEES Program Workshop page at

The presentation includes discussion questions for topics to be discussed during the workshop. The questions are being provided prior to the workshop to encourage stakeholder engagement during the discussion breaks. The topics to be covered and associated discussion questions are provided on the following page numbers in the SEES Program Workshop Presentation:

  • Topic 1: Program Budget Allocation in Utility Service Territories – No discussion questions. The presentation includes an overview of the information and data specific to this topic.

  • Topic 2: Funding Award Allocations and Consideration of Maximum Grant Awards – Discussion questions on p. 29

  • Topic 3: Reasonable Costs for Assessment and Maintenance Grants – Discussion questions on p. 29

  • Topic 4: Challenges With Contractor Estimates – Discussion questions on p. 33

  • Topic 5: Alternative Technical Requirements for Obsolete/Nonfunctioning Equipment – Discussion questions on p. 37

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