Sustainable Oakland

The Sustainable Oakland program aims to help Oakland become a more sustainably city, in which all people have the opportunity to live safe, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives, now and into the future.  The program focuses on catalyzing collaborative approaches to improve Oakland’s sustainability performance, and tracking and reporting on its progress.  One current collaborative initiative is Oakland Shines, which helps businesses manage energy costs by offering free technical assistance and cash rebates to eliminate or defray the cost of installing energy efficient equipment.  The city also hopes to lead by example. Thus, it has performed energy retrofits in 102 of its 115 largest facilities, adopted a Civic Green Building Ordinance requiring all new city facilities over $3 million in construction costs to meet LEED Silver green building standards, and adopted Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy and Green Fleets Policy requiring all city agencies to strive to purchase the greenest options available when making procurement decisions.

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