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

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Building Energy Saving Ordinance (BESO) - Energy use in our homes and commercial buildings is the second leading contributor of greenhouse gases in the City of Berkeley making up approximately 40% of our overall greenhouse gas emissions, according to 2014 available data. [more...]

Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs - Energy efficiency upgrades can make your home or building healthier and more comfortable, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  The links below include energy efficiency programs that may qualify you for high performance recognition and exemption for Berkeley's Building Energy Saving Ordinance along with energy-saving rebates, financing, 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. sun drawing [more...]

Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Stations   - This page contains information about charging an EV at home in a garage or on an existing driveway. If you lack an off-street parking space, but are interested in home charging, please see our Residential Curbside EV Charging Pilot [more...]

PACE - Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing [more...]

Green Building Guides  - The City of Berkeley aims to remove barriers to green construction, and to promote policies and practices that encourage building green. Berkeley is committed to help green building become business as usual.  [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 (CALGreen). Documentation of compliance with CALGreen must be provided with plans submitted for building permits and can be provided with these customized City of Berkeley CALGreen checklists: [more...]

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