Through its partnership with SDG&E®, the City of Chula Vista created innovative approaches to advance municipal and community energy efficiency. Underserved audiences like small businesses, elderly, youth and low-income residents are reached through a comprehensive outreach network that leverages libraries, recreation centers, affordable housing services, business licenses and permit application processes. Grassroots energy conservation education combined with facility improvements, energy codes and inspections, and energy-saving development has distinguished Chula Vista as a model municipal environmental champion. The City was recognized as the first Southern California local government to comprehensively embrace Climate Adaptation, a strategy to counter the inevitable impacts of climate change while complementing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Continue reading in this 2013 SDG&E case study on Chula Vista’s accomplishments.
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