Sustainable Community Program
As part of the City's ongoing efforts to implement the Climate Action Plan goals set in 2015, the Environmental Services Department has taken a leadership role to advance policies and practices that support a more sustainable future. By working in concert with City departments and the community, we are leaving a legacy of a city worthy of affection for many generations to come. This department plays a lead role in in many actions and goals adopted in the Climate Action Plan (formerly Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan). Actions include:
- Increase use of renewable energy to achieve 100% citywide in 2035 and identify potential programs as mechanisms to reach this goal;
- Present to City Council a Residential Energy Conservation and Disclosure Ordinance and a Municipal Energy Strategy and Implementation Plan;
- Supporting Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing to facilitate residential and commercial property upgrades;
- Expanding Green Business program to increase energy efficiency education and resources to businesses within City of San Diego;
- Providing weatherization and other energy efficiency upgrades for low and moderate income households through Community Development Block Grant funding; and
- San Diego’s “Smart” Adaptive Control Street lighting retrofit plan will install between 13,000 and 15,000 energy efficient and smart streetlights.