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Sustainability and Energy for Public Agencies – Where to Start

Sustainability and Energy for Public Agencies – Where to Start

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The County of Sonoma in partnership with Brown and Caldwell Environmental Engineers and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have created a guidebook for public agencies focusing on the issues of and best practices for sustainability in energy usage. This guide is directed at the unique challenges faced by public agencies, and is an effort to help agencies both as a source of background information and for ideas on where to begin.

Topics discussed include general information on climate change, California Assembly Bill 32, and greenhouse gas emissions and inventories.

Best practices are discussed for greenhouse gas emissions, energy management (including buildings and alternative energy sources), water supply and distribution (including use reduction, distribution systems and the water-energy nexus), waste stream management (including biodegradable waste, e-waste and construction waste), and financial considerations that describe methods to implement these best practices.

Download your copy of the Guidebook for free at the link below.

Take Action:

  • Visit the Sonoma County Sustainable Energy Practices for Public Agencies website for a download of the Sustainable Energy Practices Guidebook at here.
  • Visit Brown and Caldwell Environmental Engineers for more information at here.

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