The City adopted a Climate Action Plan in 2022. In recognition of escalating climate threats and the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, this climate action plan update (CAP 2.0) reaffirms Pleasanton’s commitment to help slow climate change. The City of Pleasanton completed its first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory in 2007 and its first climate action plan (CAP 1.0) in 2012. Pleasanton surpassed the CAP 1.0 target of reducing emissions 15% below 2005 levels by 2020, ahead of schedule. Since then, extreme heat, water uncertainty, wildfire smoke, and flooding have become more frequent and intense, putting vital systems at risk. As Pleasanton continues to grow and thrive, the City and community must reduce greenhouse gas emissions while building resilience to climate change within our community to maintain a vibrant, healthy, and sustainable home, now and for decades to come.
A a summary of the CAP can be viewed here: Pleasanton CAP Summary
Calculate your carbon footprint and learn a few tips on how to save $ and reduce CO2 emissions at the same time!
Free Online Home Energy Audit to Pleasanton Residents!
HomeIntel’s Smart Audit identifies sources of wasted energy in your home and recommends a savings plan with quantified cost and energy savings. A personal Energy Coach and email updates help you carry out your savings plan. You save energy and money! Sign Up
Ever wonder how your home stacks up against similar homes in terms of energy efficiency? With an in-house visit by an assessor, Home Energy Score can provide a rating of 1-10 and make recommendations to improve comfort and the energy performance of your home. Alameda County residents can receive a $200 rebate for this assessment for a limited time.
Did you know that some of your household appliances and electronics draw energy even if they are on standby? These are phantom loads that quietly sip energy while slowly depleting your bank account. It all adds up! Use a Kill-A-Watt® meter to identify these energy abusers and reduce energy costs. Check one out from your Pleasanton Library!
A Few Energy Efficiency Tips
» Switch to LED light bulbs
» Use outside awnings or plants to shade your home and windows in order to keep your home cool
» Wash clothes in cold water
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East Bay Energy Watch is a local government partnership with PG&E that works with select contractors to provide a no-hassle, easy approach to help small and medium businesses save energy and money through energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits. Your no-cost energy assessment and lower monthly energy bills are waiting! For more information, go to http://www.ebew.org/business.
Home+ offers online energy evaluation and puts you in touch with a Home Energy Advisor who can guide you through your energy improvement process. Significant rebates are available by working with a participating contractor. You will also receive a complimentary Energy Savings Kit ($70 in value)! Get more information at www.bayrenresidential.org
Multifamily Building Enhancements
Energy Upgrade California’s Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancements offers cash rebates and no-cost energy consulting for multifamily properties that undertake energy and water upgrades. The program assists in planning energy saving improvements designed to save 15% or more of a building’s energy and water usage and provides $750 per unit in rebates to help pay for the upgrade.
Improvements can include heating/cooling systems, water heating systems, lighting and appliances, building sealing and insulation, and windows and more. The program is open to multifamily buildings with five or more attached dwelling units in the nine county Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma). Complete the program interest form to get started with your free energy consulting and begin reserving your rebates.
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Are you considering major energy upgrades? PACE is a mechanism for local residential and business property owners to finance renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water conservation improvements to their properties and repay the loan via an annual assessment on the owner’s property tax bill. Unlike traditional forms of credit that are dependent on individual credit rating, PACE financing is primarily based on a property owner’s equity in the building. The following providers are authorized to operate in Pleasanton: