Sustainability Efforts Recent Announcements
The City is mobilizing resources to become a leader in sustainability and green programs. The City's goal is environmental programs that are reliable, cost effective, educational, and include services that help maintain a good quality of life for those who live, work, and play in Fairfield.
This effort began with the City quantifying its greenhouse gas emissions and programs that have been implemented to reduce these emissions. The City has been environmentally responsive for many years, however, this effort has been increased substantially with the City Council's adoption of Resolution No. 2009-229, approving the City’s first Sustainability Report.
As part of that resolution, City Council encouraged City staff to pursue sustainability initiatives that generate energy, cost savings and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and authorized the formation of a Green Team to facilitate implementation. Through this effort, the City seeks to be a leader in the area of municipal sustainability.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) establishes incentives for installation of solar water heating systems. For more information about this opportunity visit the CPUC website.
California Governor announces Green Building Standards for the State. For more information about this announcement visit the Office of the Governor website. For information about the new building standards visit the California Building Standards Commission.
ChargePoint America is a program sponsored by Coulomb Technologies to provide electric vehicle charging stations for personal and public use. For more information, please visit their website at www.chargepointamerica.com.