Local Governments

SMCEW helps local governments access all available resources for energy efficiency and climate action planning.

How energy efficiency can help your
local government achieve its goals

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REDUCE OPERATING
COSTS

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REDUCE MAINTENANCE
TIME & COSTS

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INCREASE COMFORT

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HELP MEET
GOVERNMENT OPERATION’S
CLIMATE ACTION GOALS

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SHOWCASE BEST
PRACTICES TO LOCAL
BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS

CLIMATE ACTION PLANNING

The Regionally Integrated Climate Action Planning Suite (RICAPS), is a set of tools and a collaboration of all 20 incorporated cities and the County in climate action planning and implementation. Learn More.

2018 MUNICIPAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY GRANTS

The San Mateo County Energy Watch has administered Municipal Energy Efficiency grants of up to $50,000 to assist twelve local agencies in implementing energy efficiency projects. Through this program, SMCEW has been able to provide additional support for local governments prioritizing energy efficiency upgrades to their own facilities.

Participating local governments are committing to install energy efficient measures in their buildings and facilities. To reach the top tier of payment, totaling $50,000, local governments will finish installation of the upgrades by December 31, 2018.

Participating Agencies:

  • Brisbane
  • Burlingame
  • City of San Mateo
  • Colma
  • County of San Mateo
  • Daly City
  • Foster City
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Pacifica
  • Portola Valley
  • Redwood City
  • South San Francisco

If you’re city is interested in climate action planning assistance, contact us.

BayREN

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) provides assistance to local governments through the Codes and Standards program. To learn more, including BayREN’s Zero Net Energy (ZNE) technical assistance, visit their local government page.

INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUSTAINABILITY BEST PRACTICES

The Institute for Local Government’s Sustainability Best Practices Framework offers options for local action in ten areas taken from practical experiences in cities and counties through California.

Current Initiatives

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

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Climate Action Data

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

If your city is interested in pursuing energy efficiency projects or would like assistance with planned projects, SMCEW can provide no-cost services including energy audits and reports, support with bid selection, and implementation process assistance.
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GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR TEAM!

Learn more about our programs or how to get an Energy Audit for your facility.

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