We host a RICAPS monthly working group to support city sustainability coordinators in developing and implementing climate action plans.
2022 RICAPS Multi-City Working Group Meetings
DATE TOPICS January 25
Community GHG Inventory Status Updates, Overview of the PCE/SVCE/EBCE 2022 Reach Code Initiative, and San Mateo Resource Conservation District's Compost Broker Program February 22 Webinar Building Electrification in a Carbon Neutral Future, City Roundtable on Electrification Efforts and Cross-Jurisdiction Collaboration, Municipal Building Electrification Opportunities Preview and Willdan's New HPWH Program March 22 Webinar Context for Public Agency Building Electrification, Opportunities and Funding for Public Agency Building Electrification, Public Agency Building Electrification Discussion Exercise, and Spotlight on Compost Awareness Week April 26 Coming soon! May 24 Coming soon! June 28 Coming soon! July 26 Coming soon! August 23 Coming soon! September 27 Coming soon! October 25 Coming soon! November 15 Coming soon! December 13 Coming soon!
RICAPS Climate Action Plan Template
We have developed a new climate action plan template that the 20 cities in San Mateo County and others can use to save staff time and resources. The new template includes the following innovations: guidance for collaborating with community groups when developing and implementing the CAP, identification of emissions from consumption activities (such as air travel, food, and purchases), and information about carbon sequestration and workforce development. With colorful photos, icons, and informative call-out boxes, the document is designed to be accessible to the public. Since it is formatted in Microsoft Word, city staff can edit it to include their own goals and strategies. The document was prepared in collaboration with an ad hoc advisory group of sustainability coordinators from seven San Mateo County cities, with technical support from DNV.
The most recent version of the CAP template is Version 9.5, posted May 2021. Changes since version 9.4 are listed on the first page.
RICAPS Menu of Measures
This Excel-based tool documents the calculations associated with the menu of climate action measures for RICAPS. This Menu of Measures provides a pre-set list of greenhouse gas reduction measures most applicable to the San Mateo County region and a recommended approach to estimating potential greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions avoided from each measure. It was prepared by DNV.
The most recent version of the Menu of Measures is version 9.4.
Updates included in version 9.4:
- Measures for heat pump water heaters and space heaters
Updates included in version 9.1:
- Fixed formula mistake on panel upgrade measure
- Changed 2015 baseline titles to 2017
RICAPS Forecasting Tool
This Excel workbook provides assistance to estimate the business-as-usual greenhouse gas emissions through 2020, 2030, 2040, 2045, and 2050. It assists jurisdictions in calculating the metric tons of greenhouse gases reduced by California statewide measures and the city-specific measures selected in the RICAPS Menu of Measures Tool, and analyzes whether the reduction targets will be met by the climate action plan. It was prepared by DNV. The most recent version of the Forecasting Tool is version 9.3.
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