2014-15 Climate Projects

North Coast Region

Developing Climate Change Outreach and Education Resources for the Humboldt Bay Region

Beneficiary: City of Arcata
Help to develop and disseminate local climate change outreach and education resources for K-12 educators and nonprofits.

Increasing North Coast Building Energy Efficiency

Beneficiary: Redwood Coast Energy Authority
Help local governments, non-profits, and local businesses reduce operating costs and improve their bottom line through building energy benchmarking, technical assistance, direct installation of energy efficiency measures, and rebate support.

Net-Zero Communities

Beneficiary: City of Arcata
Develop technical guidance to assist local governments with advancing their Zero Net Energy initiatives for new construction and retrofits.

Northern Coast Regional Alternative Fuels Programs

BeneficiariesCity of Arcata, City of Blue Lake, City of Eureka, City of Ferndale, City of Fortuna, City of Rio Dell, City of Trinidad, County of Del Norte, County of Humboldt, County of Trinity, Mendocino Council of Governments, North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District, Redwood Coast Energy Authority
Support expansion of alternative transportation and alternative fuels options in the North Coast region.

Sierra Nevada Region

Climate Planning for the Sierra Region

Beneficiaries: Amador County, Town of Loomis, City of Jackson, City of Plymouth, Nevada City, Sutter Creek, Mariposa County, Placer County
Support Climate Action Planning and community climate research and climate risk analysis for Sierra region local government as well as support implementation of newly-established Energy Action Plans. Also, Civic Spark will support local jurisdictions through the Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (“Sierra CAMP”) – a partnership intended to catalyze Sierra leaders towards great climate resiliency and preparedness.

Sacramento Region

One Cool City

Beneficiary: City of Davis
Participate in the design and implementation of GHG reduction programs at neighborhood and community organization level that coordinate volunteers, community members, and local leaders.

Sacramento Regional Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Policy Review

BeneficiarySacramento Area Council of Governments
This project consists of two phases: 1) Conduct a high-level vulnerability assessment for the Sacramento region’s transportation system, and recommend policies and next steps, and 2) Work with other agencies (federal, state, and local) to build capacity for more in-depth analysis on climate impacts in the region.

Urban Heat Islands in the Sacramento Region

Beneficiary: Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Work with Sacramento communities and local tree foundations to increase the urban canopy in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Yolo County CAP: Midpoint Assessment and Course Correction

Beneficiary: County of Yolo
Review and evaluate the Yolo County Climate Action Plan including the current status of the County’s goals, and the effectiveness of the Plan’s policies and action items. Identify those policies that may need to be modified in order to accomplish the County’s goals and make the corresponding recommendations.

San Francisco Bay Area Region

City of Benicia Business Resource Incentive Program & BECAT

Beneficiary: City of Benicia
Support the Business Resource Incentive Program (BRIP)-The first phase of BRIP was extremely successful, completing 19 business assessments and reducing 188 MT CO2 annually. The Member will work closely with these 19 businesses while also looking at expanding the program in future years.

Marin County Adaptation Readiness

Beneficiaries: Marin County-DPW, Marin County-CD, Marin County-Parks & Open Space
Increase county department readiness for climate change by looking at other models that other jurisdictions have adopted to create inter-departmental protocols to improve actions “on-the-ground” with department staff.

Resilient Shorelines Bay Area

BeneficiariesCity of Oakland, City of San Rafael, County of Contra Costa, Joint Policy Committee
Resilient Shorelines project implementation support in Contra Costa County, as well as regional analysis of shoreline vulnerabilities

San Mateo County Water/Energy Nexus

Beneficiaries: Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency, The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County
Support for water and energy efficiency projects in San Mateo County public buildings and schools

South Bay Climate Action Collaborative

Beneficiaries: City of Cupertino, City of Mountain View, Daly City, Redwood City
Collaboration with multiple South Bay cities for support of GHG tracking / inventory and Development of resources for community engagement on climate action.

Central Coast Region

SLO Climate Action Support

BeneficiariesCity of Arroyo Grande, City of Atascadero, City of Grover Beach, City of Morro Beach, City of Pismo Beach, City of San Luis Obispo, County of San Luis Obispo
Work with San Luis Obispo County and the San Luis Obispo Air Pollution Control District on the implementation of Climate Action Plans for 7 local jurisdictions.

Central Valley Region

Business Energy Tune-Up Capacity Building

Beneficiaries: City of Fresno, County of Fresno
Support Business Energy Tune Up program in Fresno County, providing outreach and education to business owners, support for engagement in rebate and incentive programs and follow-up post upgrade.

Merced County Climate Action Plan

Beneficiaries: County of Merced
Support development of content and completion of the Merced County Climate Action Plan.

RWJF Complete Streets for the Central Valley

Support adoption of complete streets policies in the Central Valley through workshop development and technical assistance.

SJV Energy Management

BeneficiariesCity of Fresno, County of Fresno, County of Kern, County of Madera
Provide technical assistance on building energy use for local governments in the Central Valley through initial benchmarking in EPA EnergyStart Portfolio Manager, then developing readiness reports to guide decision making and providing support for council policy making and peer information exchanged.

Urban Forestry in the Central Valley

Beneficiaries: Kings River Conservation District
Support development of a core constituency who supports urban forestry by educating elected officials, staff and community leaders and Increase urban forestry expansion and management capacity through technical support and training.

Los Angeles Region

CCAP – Advancing the LA County Climate Action Plan

Beneficiary: Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Gather research, analyze data, and identify model/draft zoning ordinances needed to implement the CCAP actions as
appropriate for the County’s unincorporated communities.

Climate Action Training for Local Governments

Beneficiary: Los Angeles County Internal Services – Environmental Initiatives Division
Provide Climate Action Planning support to local governments and their Councils of Government.

Green Building, Mobility, Water/Energy Opportunities within LA County

Beneficiary: Los Angeles County Internal Services – Environmental Initiatives Division
Support increased green building services, mobility options, and water/energy savings projects by developing project templates and implementing projects that align with the goals set forth in L.A. County’s Municipal Climate Action Plan.

Local Building Stock Assessment

Beneficiary: Los Angeles County Internal Services – Environmental Initiatives Division
Support data/IT efforts to gather, archive and report on local building stock energy performance.

SCAG – Regional Sustainability Progress and “Last Mile” Station Development

Beneficiaries: Metro LA, Southern California Association of Governments
Catalog and disseminate an inventory of sustainability practices being undertaken by local governments in the region, and support regional “last mile” station development through inventory, engagement of public sector and outreach to community members.

Ventura Climate Friendly Buildings and Transportation Initiatives

Beneficiary: City of Ventura Housing Authority
Support the Ventura Better Business Challenge of reducing energy usage by 20% by the year 2020. Also support developing increased public and active transportation in the west side of the City of Ventura.

Inland Empire Region

City of Fontana Climate Action Plan

Beneficiary: City of Fontana
Help Fontana prepare a climate action plan, which will be incorporated into the City’s General Plan.

City of Redlands Localized Climate Action Plan

Beneficiary: City of Redlands
Integrate Redlands Community Sustainability Plan, Mayors Accord, Regional GHG and associated environmental
documents and template into a localized Climate Action Plan.

San Gabriel Valley Point-of-Permit Energy Audit and Education Program

BeneficiariesCity of Alhambra, City of Arcadia, City of Bradbury, City of Claremont, City of Covina, City of Diamond Bar, City of El Monte, City of Irwindale, City of La Canada Flintridge, City of Monterey Par, City of Pomona, City of Rosemead, City of San Dimas, City of South El Monte, City of South Pasadena, City of West Covina, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, Temple City
Conduct home energy assessments as a means to educate homeowners about energy efficiency, and a way to encourage them to incorporate energy efficiency (EE) measures into planned renovation projects.

San Diego Region

City of Oceanside GHG Emissions Update with Reduction Targets

Beneficiary: City of Oceanside
Update the GHG emission inventory prepared in 2011 in order to establish a thorough and defensible basis for GHG emissions forecasts and reduction targets.

iCommute San Diego

Beneficiaries: City of Del Mar, City of Encinitas, City of Solana Beach
Promote the existing SANDAG iCommute program, which is a regional, County-wide program promoting ridesharing, public transit, and bicycling resources, within the North County coastal communities of Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Encinitas, targeting small to mid-size employers and residents.

San Diego Climate Plan Analysis

Beneficiary: Port of San Diego
To assist the Port of San Diego and by extension, the full set of San Diego Climate Collaborative partners with climate action planning and preparing for climate change impacts.

South Bay San Diego EV Readiness

Beneficiaries: City of Chula Vista, National City
Implement recommendations from the recent San Diego Regional EV Readiness Plan. Specifically, provide critical support to two South Bay cities, by (1) tailoring state & regional EVSE permitting guidance to each jurisdiction’s, (2) organizing a South Bay training session for planners, building inspectors, and contractors, and (3) coordinating “EV Ride & Drive” opportunities.