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Municipal Energy Strategy

Document coverThe City of San Diego's landmark Climate Action Plan, adopted in 2015, includes a goal of creating a more sustainable San Diego by eliminating half of all greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the City by 2035. To meet this goal, action must be taken to reduce municipal building emissions, alongside our residents and businesses. The City of San Diego’s municipal building portfolio presents significant opportunities to reduce carbon pollution and minimize the City’s contribution to the climate crisis.

The PDF icon Municipal Energy Strategy demonstrates the commitment of the City of San Diego to lead locally, nationally and globally by advancing projects and policies for City buildings that help mitigate the causes of climate change.

Strategies and Actions 

Municipal building improvements will reduce energy use and GHG emissions while improving infrastructure, security, workplace environments, indoor air quality and more.

Strategies and actions in this document include:

  • Optimizing energy use through the deployment of smart, efficient and clean energy technologies. 
  • Policies to ensure new municipal construction and major renovation projects lead by example.
  • Education and engagement of City staff and community members.
  • Decarbonizing the City’s municipal building portfolio and fleet.

Implementation of these strategies will increase the City’s resiliency in the face of climate-driven disruptions, advance climate equity through environmental stewardship and push the City’s building portfolio toward the goal of zero emissions by 2035.

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