Sacramento region represented at Better Buildings Challenge Summit in Denver
By Julia Burrows, President & Executive Director
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, working with Greenwise Joint Venture is my dream job. Every week I get to meet with amazing people who all have the same goal in mind—growing Sacramento’s green economy. And the past few weeks have been no different.
Joining me on the trip was Yvette Rincon, sustainability manager for the City of Sacramento, John Kaufman, regional director for Clean Energy Sacramento, and Jenine Windeshausen, Treasurer/Tax Collector for Placer County. I was proud—our region was well represented at a national level!
Besides learning from and networking with some of the most influential sustainability managers in the country, I attended the Summit for two specific reasons:
- To witness Placer County being recognized for their participation in the Better Buildings Challenge. (Go Placer! And congrats to Jenine Windeshausen—I know she worked so hard for this.)
- I got to speak on a panel about “Successful Public-Private Collaborations” to highlight Greenwise Joint Venture.
All in all, it was a great Summit and I enjoyed checking in on the progress of the other Better Buildings Challenge cities. At this point in time, Atlanta is the city to watch—but Sacramento is close to the official kick off of their program with Clean Energy Sacramento/Ygrene Energy Fund at the helm. (Look for announcements about the launch of their program over the next few months.)
Julia Burrows leads Greenwise Joint Venture using her 20 years of experience in economic development, planning, advocacy, facilitation and sustainability. She’s excited about helping the greater Sacramento area become the greenest region in the country by creating opportunities for everyone to be part of the green economy.