Alameda County’s Revolving Energy Fund was established in 1995 to set aside incentives and refunds from past projects to use to fund future energy projects. It helps to pay for projects with longer payback periods. The County’s General Services Agency also collects a (more…)
A new case study on Energy Planning is available on the Best Practices > Case Studies tab. Learn how West Covina developed an Energy Action Plan to support municipal and community programming that save the government and the community energy and money.
Fact Sheet: Chula Vista’s Sustainable Communities Program: Reach Codes, Permitting, Planning Tools, and More
The Sustainable Communities Program (SCP) is one of the main components of the Chula Vista Local Government Partnership (LGP) with SDG&E. The SCP was launched in 2009 (more…)
Learn how the City of Hawthorne has achieved electricity reductions of 11.59% through energy efficiency and demand response activities in lighting, pool equipment and solar installs in this SCE case study. An introduction is shared below: (more…)
A guide to implementing energy efficiency measures in affordable housing is available on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series website. Click here to explore the resources on the site, or here to download the guide.
For the past two years, the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) has been working with the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of foreclosed and abandoned homes in (more…)
As a large urban community known for its chic lifestyle, Pasadena is committed to going green through massive energy and water use overhauls, along with encouraging the use of alternative transportation methods like improved bus lines and bike paths. (more…)
Covered in the Merced Sun Star: Merced County officials said they are about to switch on a 1.4 megawatt solar array to power correctional facilities in Merced County near El Nido. The switch will be thrown at 10 a.m., Tuesday at the Correctional Facility at 2584 W. Sandy Mush Road. Two triangular arrays deploying 6,272 solar…
In December 2010, the City of Antioch completed retrofits of eight City-owned facilities and over 8,700 street and park lights with energy-efficient induction lighting, saving (more…)