Chasing the Twin Goals of Carbon Reduction and Racial Equity

San Francisco’s “Zero Cities” project is a comprehensive, data-driven effort that articulates specific mechanisms to catalyze net zero emissions in the building sector by 2050. Learn about:

  • Analysis using publicly available information to gain understanding of building emissions by sector, size and other attributes, key intervention points and policy options to drive emissions reductions.
  • Partnerships to deploy data analytics to identify residential building retrofit opportunities that have a strong financial case and reduce the most emissions.
  • Effective community engagement with to empower stakeholders to partner with the City on building sector policy and program development and implementation.


  • Rich Chien, Department of Environment, City and County of San Francisco
  • Ammon Reagan, Department of Environment, City and County of San Francisco
  • Chris Selig, PODER
  • Leah Obias, Race Forward