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

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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.

Smart Solar 
Smart Solar provides free, independent information on your solar potential, project planning, bid comparison, permitting and financing. Smart Solar is run by Community Energy Services Corporation (CESC), a local nonprofit organization. To learn more, contact CESC at 510-981-7750 or visit their website:  


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Energy Efficiency
Reduce your energy needs. Energy efficient buildings feel more comfortable and save you money on your energy bills.

Green Building
Build green. Green buildings provide healthy building interiors, maximize savings through the efficient use of energy and water and limit construction impacts on the natural environment.

Climate Action Plan
Be part of the solution, take action on climate change. The Berkeley Climate Action Plan is rooted in the vision for a sustainable Berkeley that not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions but also creates a local vibrant, healthy community. Check out our goals and progress at:  

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