Southern California

The Emerald Cities Collaborative Southern California (ECC SoCal) Region consists of programs to  address the barriers and gaps disadvantaged and hard-to-reach communities face when entering the Energy Efficiency (EE) field. It is positioning itself to meet the demand not only for energy efficiency but also for skilled labor and contractors to perform the work. To achieve these goals, it will require increasing the capacity and bringing together a fragmented energy efficiency ecosystem of building owners, contractors, and workforce.


The ECC SoCal region serve as the leader in meeting the changing targets and standards needed to achieve these renewable goals by increasing the size, skills, and diversity of the EE labor force to ensure effective implementation of the state’s EE goals. Specifically, the E-Contractor Program trains and provides technical assistance to SMWDVBE firms to perform EE projects while statistically saving public agencies money when contracting with small and diverse businesses. The ACES and GPC programs help to diversify the pool of local and skilled workers in the EE field by providing the necessary training to overcome initial barriers. The WE&T HUB was created to serve as the focal point for all program participants to have the one-stop shop needed when accessing resources and opportunities, as well as serve as the umbrella for the Regional Workforce Alliance. In result, the Regional Workforce Alliance serves to strengthen and align public, private, and community-based programs to develop quality career jobs and business opportunities for disadvantaged communities of color in the clean energy sector.



Emerald Cities SoCal Region works with the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) Workforce Education and Training (WE&T) Program to design and implement workforce programs that help meet this increasing demand for skilled labor in the energy efficiency sector. 

Local Programs and Initiatives

Our Team

For more information about work being done in the region, feel free to reach out to the So Cal team. 

Wendy Angel

Regional Director,
Southern California 

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Shanette Anderson

Senior Program Manager,

Southern California

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Anthony Borunda

Senior Program Coordinator,
GPC Program,

Southern California

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Joseph Warner

Program Coordinator,
ACES Program,
Southern California

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