El Cerrito Adopts Climate Action Plan


El Cerrito adopted their Climate Action Plan on May 21st, targeting energy reductions of 15% by 2020 and 30% by 2035. The plan features a number of strategies to achieve these goals, including:

  • transit-oriented development and streetscape changes to support efficient transportation,
  • weatherization of homes,
  • utilization of residential and commercial PACE and other financing programs,
  • requiring new municipal buildings to be at minimum LEED Silver,
  • assessment of the feasibility of reach codes and green building standards recommended by CALGreen,
  • and exploring building permitting simplification and permitting structures that incentivize water and energy efficiency.

To read the report, visit El Cerrito’s Climate Action Plan website.

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