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

Sustainable City Policies Topic Listing

Building Energy Saving Ordinance (BESO) - BESO requires building owners and homeowners to complete and publicly report comprehensive energy assessments to uncover energy saving opportunities. The assessments are conducted by registered energy assessors who provide tailored recommendations on how to save energy and link building owners to incentive programs for energy efficiency upgrade projects, such as Energy Upgrade California. Energy efficiency improvements are voluntary and encouraged. BESO is required prior to sale of a house or whole building under 25,000 square feet, and on a phased-in schedule for multifamily and commercial buildings. [more...]

Community Choice Energy (CCE) - Community Choice Energy (CCE) allows public agencies to purchase electricity on behalf of customers, as an alternative to investor owned utilities (like PG&E). The goal of a CCE (which is also called community choice aggregation or CCA) is to provide cleaner, greener, and more local electricity to customers. CCA image [more...]

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.  [more...]

Municipal Energy Conservation - How the City of Berkeley is Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Municipal Operations
While municipal operations contribute to less and 1% of the community-wide greenhouse gas inventory, the City plays an important role in providing leadership on meeting our Climate Action Plan goals. Check out current municipal projects to reduce energy usage, see: Municipal Energy and Water Annual Report (2014).   [more...]

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