City of San Marcos Employs City Energy Roadmap for Rate Switch and Retrofits, Saving $168,000/Year

The City of San Marcos is putting its Energy Roadmap completed through the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to good use: through a utility rate switch, implementation of lighting and HVAC improvements at its City Hall and other buildings, as well as an Energy Management System that has enabled greater building comfort and energy…

Energy Roadmaps Completed for all SANDAG Cities, Implementation Underway

Through collaboration with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and support from its local government partnership with SDG&E, the Cities of Solana Beach and Poway recently released their Energy Roadmaps. These Roadmaps serve as management plans that provide the Cities with a framework to identify ways to save energy in government operations and in the…

City of Vista Uses Energy Roadmap to Identify Utility Rate Switch at Parks, Saving $99,600 Annually

By working with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to develop an Energy Roadmap, the City of Vista learned of a great opportunity to save nearly $100,000 per year: a utility rate switch based on demand and consumption at sports parks. Learn more in this SANDAG case study. Those savings on utility bills represent…

Voluntary Green Manual for Residential and Commercial Buildings released by CVAG/SCE Partnership

Through the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG), the municipalities of Blythe, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have worked together with Southern California Edison to develop climate action planning for energy efficiency policies and programs. This Green Building Manual was recently…

Presentation: Coachella Valley Association of Government’s Voluntary Green Program

Through the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG), the municipalities of Blythe, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have worked together with Southern California Edison to develop climate action planning for energy efficiency policies and programs. This presentation details how and why…

2012 White Paper, Regional Climate Action Plans: A New Approach to Facilitating Local Government Greenhouse Gas Reductions

A new paper reviewing Climate Action Plan projects sponsored by the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County, Kern Council of Governments and Coachella Valley Association of Governments can be read here.   Abstract: Due to a confluence of political climate and favorable funding sources, local governments throughout California are on the forefront of planning efforts…
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