Office of Energy and Sustainable Development
Office of Energy and Sustainable Development

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Berkeley Climate Action Plan  - In 2006, Berkeley voters issued a call to action on the climate change challenge by overwhelmingly endorsing ballot Measure G. The mandate was simple but bold: Reduce our entire community’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 2000 levels by 2050. The Berkeley Climate Action Plan was written through a community-wide process and was adopted by City Council on June 2, 2009. The community’s target for the year 2020 is to reduce community-wide GHG emissions 33% (below 2000 levels). To review Climate Action Plan goals and progress in more detail please visit Climate Action Plan Progress. [more...]

Climate Action Plan Progress - Learn about Berkeley’s progress toward achieving its Climate Action Plan goals in the areas of: Transportation and Land Use, Building Energy Use, Waste & Recycling, Community Outreach, and Adaptation & Resilience. Check out the 2014 progress report presentation: Berkeley Climate Action Plan 2014 Update (City Council Work Session June 3, 2014). [more...]

Berkeley Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory - The Berkeley Climate Action Plan targets a 33% greenhouse gas emissions reduction below 2000 levels by the year 2020 and an 80% reduction below 2000 levels by 2050. To ensure that we stay on course to meet these targets, the City is tracking community-wide emissions and other key metrics over time. Check out the Climate Action Plan Progress page to review a range of metrics designed to illustrate progress toward our goals. [more...]

Climate Action Plan Programs and Services - The City of Berkeley is dedicated to achieving a sustainable future. Learn how the City of Berkeley is greening its own operations and leading the way in developing programs that help save energy, make our neighborhoods more liveable, and create clean healthy places for people to live, work and play.


Energy Efficiency:
-Home Performance Testing and Energy Upgrades
-Tips for Saving Natural Gas
-Insulation
 Solar and other Renewables:
-SmartSolar Assessments
-Solar Map
-Berkeley FIRST
Green Building:
-Green Building Requirements
-Green Permit Guides
(including Green Roofs, Electric Vehicles, Insulation, etc.)
Water:
-Rainwater Harvesting
-Graywater Reuse
-Storm Water & Storm Drains
-Protecting Local Creeks & Waterways
Solid Waste and Recycling:
-Compost and Green Waste
-Recycling
-Ecology Center
Sustainable Transportation:
-Biking in Berkeley
-Walking in Berkeley
-Public Transporation
Parks and Green Spaces:
-Parks
-Urban Forest
-Community Gardens
-Marina
Buying Green and Locally:
-Buy Local
-Certified Green Business
-East Bay Green Corridor
-Farmer's Markets
[more...]

Take Action on Climate Change - Our community will reach its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets only if everyone plays a role. In fact, making choices that reduce global warming pollution often have other benefits. 

Take these examples: [more...]

Sustainability News: - BESO- Updating RECO/CECO to Reach Berkeley's Greenhouse Gas Emission Goals [more...]

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