Window Selection for Existing Homes

Class Description
This training explains how to evaluate and select the most appropriate window technology for a given California climate in order to save on heating and cooling costs and increase occupant thermal comfort. Topics include NFRC labels, new low-E and spectrally selective coatings, advanced frame and spacer technology, and how to properly flash windows during installation. Note- This class will be most useful to those who are familiar with basic building science principles and have some experience with residential windows.

December 31, 1969

Salinas Valley Truck-to-Rail Intermodal Feasibility Study

One of the key factors in maintaining the region's agricultural industry's competitiveness is to provide additional methods of shipping products to the main markets, which are primarily located in the eastern U.S. With upward pricing pressure on the trucking industry due to rising fuel costs, and other factors that are discussed in the Salinas Valley Truck-to-Rail report, agricultural shippers are looking for alternatives for their transportation needs; the rail system is one of the main options available.

Central Coast Commercial Flows Study

In collaboration with Caltrans District Five, Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, San Luis Obispo Council of Governments and the three regional RTPAs, AMBAG produced the Central Coast Commercial Flows Study.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sustainable Communities Strategy

What will the Sustainable Communities Strategy include?

SB 375 provides an outline for what the Sustainable Communities Strategy will contain, as follows:

The Blueprint and the Sustainable Communities Strategy

In 2011, AMBAG completed a regional vision plan entitled Envisioning the Monterey Bay Area: A Blueprint for Sustainable Growth and Smart Infrastructure, commonly referred to as "The Blueprint."

Senate Bill 375 & the Sustainable Communities Strategy

Senate Bill 375, passed in late 2008, requires the 18 Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) in California to reduce per capita vehicle miles traveled and related greenhouse gases through a coordinated land use and transportation plan called the Sustainable Communities Strategy, or SCS.

Education and Training Classes

Classes brought to the AMBAG region are open everyone in the community to attend at no cost.

Information on other PG&E Energy Efficiency Programs and services
AMBAG Energy Watch staff can assist you in identifying other programs and services within PG&E that can support your energy efficiency goals.

Contact Elisabeth Russell at 831-264-5094 or for more information & help your organization reduce energy use and save money today!

Residential Program

AMBAG Energy Watch Provides The PG&E Middle Income Direct Install Program (MIDI)

This program is targeted to those customers who are just above the low income thresholds but for whom energy efficiency improvements would not be possible. The program installs prescriptive energy efficiency measures similar to the low income program including comprehensive lighting, attic and pipe insulation, low flow showerheads and faucet aerators at no cost to the customer. Contractors also conduct a home energy audit and provide education to program participants.

Schools Program

Services to be provided by the AMBAG Energy Watch Program to all school districts to access Prop 39 funding