COVID-19 Updates: See cityofberkeley.info/covid19 for news, information, and status of City services.

Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) - East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is a community-governed, local power supplier that provides cleaner electricity to Alameda County residents and businesses, at rates that are lower or comparable to PG&E. Berkeley City Council approved joining EBCE on November 1, 2016.   [more...]

Building Energy Saving Ordinance (BESO) -

Please submit your BESO application and filing fee via mail and email the BESO Helpdesk if you have any questions (BESO@cityofberkeley.info).

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place, leaving only for essential needs. Most City facilities are closed to the public. Read the latest changes to City services and COVID-19 information from Berkeley Public Health.

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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...]

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

BEAT Microgrid - Berkeley Energy Assurance Transformation (BEAT) Microgrid Project [more...]

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