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Office of Energy & Sustainable Development (OESD)
Office of Energy & Sustainable Development (OESD)

City of Berkeley Sustainability Policies & Model Programs

Over the years, the Berkeley City Council has adopted a number of resolutions and ordinances that have helped to increase the sustainability of the Berkeley Community. In addition, Berkeley has implemented model programs, and included sustainability principles in its Revised General Plan. 

Programs

  • Berkeley FIRST was the original pilot program (now concluded) that created the PACE financing model.
  • Building Energy Saving Ordinance (BESO) is a current program that requires building owners and homeowners to complete and publicly report comprehensive energy assessments to uncover energy saving opportunities.
  • Money for Energy Efficiency (ME2) was a limited-time-only program that provided cash incentives for energy efficiency upgrades in Berkeley homes and businesses from July 2010 to September 2012.

Resolutions and Ordinances (Municipal)

Resolutions and Ordinances (Community)

 Policy and Standards

Resources

Green Cities California  An association of leading green cities and counties in California

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