Increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy throughout the community has immense potential to both save money and reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions. Energy efficiency and the reduction of building energy use can be achieved in a variety of ways, which include optimizing energy efficiency in new construction, retrofitting existing buildings to reduce energy consumption, promoting energy and water conservation/efficiency, and advancing the use of renewable energy.
Available sources of renewable energy include solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal energy. Renewable energy sources offer the potential for a clean, decentralized energy source that can reduce Dublin’s GHG emissions as well. If you are considering solar for your home or business, SmartSolar offers free and independent advice and guidance on solar for the East Bay area. Solar Tribune also publishes a guide for consumers that compares solar companies based on cost data, customer satisfaction data, and independent ratings.
Homeowners - take advantage of up to $4,500 in energy efficiency rebates through Energy Upgrade California, and get a free home energy assessment (after rebate). Visit Energy Upgrade Alameda County for more information.