Why Energy Efficiency

The State of California has established ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals of 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is key to mitigating the negative impacts of climate change that are already affecting Californians and achieving these ambitious goals means reducing gas and electricity consumption while also increasing renewable energy production.

In addition, energy efficiency provides positive outcomes such as:

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Lower utility bills

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Improved indoor comfort levels

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Improved indoor air quality

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Increased building durability and value

Current Initiatives

You may also be interested in learning more about our program offerings below.

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Check-It-Out! Toolkit

The Check-It-Out Home Energy and Water Saving Toolkit program provides free resources to help San Mateo County residents perform a basic assessment of the efficiency of their home energy and water use and to improve it where possible.
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Climate Action Data

San Mateo County Energy Watch has partnered with each city and the County.
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