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

Programs for Residents Topic Listing

Energy Efficiency for Homes - The City of Berkeley is committed to helping residents save energy and lower utility costs. Energy efficiency upgrades can make your home healthier and more comfortable. See how Berkeley is working to meet its Climate Action Plan goals for Building Energy. The links below include energy-saving rebates and assistance.     [more...]

Solar  - The sun produces an abundance of free, clean, renewable energy. In fact, in just one hour, the sun generates more energy than the entire world uses in a year. Solar power harnesses this energy. Increasing the amount of clean renewable energy is a critical component of Berkeley community efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and grow the green economy. To encourage more installations of solar power, Berkeley offers free solar technical assistance to residents, businesses, and non-profits through the Smart Solar program. [more...]

Green Building Guides  - The City of Berkeley aims to remove barriers to green construction, and to promote polices and practices that encourage building green. Berkeley is committed to help green building become business as usual.  [more...]

Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance (RECO) - The purpose of RECO is to increase the energy and water efficiency in Berkeley residences.  Compliance with RECO measures saves money, increases the comfort and reduces the amount of greenhouse emissions in every home.  This ordinance, adopted originally in 1987, and revised on January 1, 1992, contributes to the Berkeley Climate Action goal of reducing Berkeley's overall greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2050.  [more...]

Multifamily Buildings - Saving Energy & Money in Multifamily Properties [more...]

Low-Income Assistance - The following programs offer free or low-cost energy-saving measures for lowering your energy bills and to make your home more energy efficient: [more...]

Green Building Requirements - Building Sustainably Green buildings provide healthy, comfortable building interiors that maximize savings through the efficient use of energy and water and limit construction impacts on the natural environment. The City of Berkeley requires that new buildings, alterations, and additions meet the requirements of the California State Green Building Code (CAL Green). In addition, Berkeley has supplemental green building policies that ensure that we continue to divert waste from landfills, reduce energy and water usage in our buildings, and help our community meet our environmental and Climate Action Plan goals. [more...]

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