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

SunShares Registration Extended to November 30!  

Last year SunShares helped 145 homes go solar. Is 2017 your year to switch on the sun? 

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SunShares makes the process easy and affordable, offering no-obligation quotes starting at 15% below market rate for a full, turn-key installation (design, permitting, materials, installation and warranties). If you've been thinking about going solar, now is a great time. Solar has never been cheaper and there is a 30% Federal tax credit available until the end of 2019. 

To sign up or for more information, please visit: by November 30.  Registration takes less than a minute.

Join the City of Berkeley along with 50 other outreach partners to spread clean energy and fight climate change throughout the greater Bay Area. 

City of Berkeley Planning Open House

Join the Sustainability team to talk about Climate Action, Community Choice Energy, and energy efficiency opportunities for your home through the BESO program.
Thinking about an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) or short-term rental (STR)?  At the Open House get your permit related questions answered.  Refreshments, giveaways, and more.
Wednesday, December 6, 3pm-6pm
Permit Service Center, 3rd Floor 
1947 Center St, 94704 

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What will it take to achieve 80% greenhouse gas reductions by 2050? Join us at this Special Council Work Session to learn more.  

Thursday, December 7, 2017
City Council Chambers
2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, 94704

Office of Energy & Sustainable Development (OESD) Earns Recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 

 Summer 2017 - OESD received a Certificate of Excellence from the U.S. DOE for its efforts to launch and implement the Berkeley Energy Savings Ordinance, which requires Berkeley building owners to complete energy efficiency opportunity assessments and publicly report the building’s energy efficiency information. BESO helps building owners identify energy and money-saving opportunities as well as informs prospective building buyers of the relative energy efficiency of the building.

 Be the Action in the Climate Action Plan: Join the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition 

The Berkeley Climate Action Coalition works to accelerate implementation of the Berkeley Climate Action Plan. Your leadership and expertise can more fully turn this plan into action.  

Join the Coalition and a working group! The Coalition has five active working groups, each focused on carrying out at least one action from the Climate Action Plan within a year. The working groups are:

  • Land Use and Urban Gardening 
  • Water 
  • Community Choice Energy 
  • Walking, Cycling and Public Transportation 
  • Schools & Youth

 Get involved! Join one of the working groups of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition.  


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