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Energy and Sustainability Division

About the Energy and Sustainability Division

Values

  • Integrity - we always act with transparent honesty and fairness
  • Collaboration - we work in public and private partnerships to achieve our common goals
  • Customer Service - We provide outstanding help and support to our customers and partners
  • Leadership - we describe the destination and guide others who wish to follow
  • Stewardship - we protect nature and our natural resources
  • Innovation - we bring new and dynamic perspectives to situation and in problem solving

Competencies

The Division’s core competencies include the challenging areas of greenhouse gas emission reduction through “buildings and behaviors”.  The central functions of the Division include tracking and reporting County operations’ internal utility services, facilitating reduction of internal greenhouse gas emissions, participating in regional coordination efforts, leveraging best practice and policy development efforts, educating the public about the benefits of upgrades, and offering workforce development opportunities.

Goals

  1. Our facilities achieve maximum efficiency and renewable generation profile resulting in a 'negative carbon footprint' with a 'net positive energy' by 2050.
  2. Reduction of energy use and demand in 10% of all existing buildings by 25% by 2020.
  3. Increase employee use of clean commute transportation modes to 25% by 2020.
  4. Every household and business in Sonoma County has been informed of the benefits of building retrofits, local generation, and the choice of preparing for climate change.

SCEIP Business Plan

As part of our strategic planning for the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP), we have produced a five-year business plan which is available for download at the following link: SCEIP Five Year Business Plan.