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Energy Guidebooks

 

Action Plan For California Local Energy Programs
This action pland is designed to help communities develop a sustainable and transferable local government energy program structure, and connect interested and capable local government program administrators with their state-level counterparts.

Energy Aware Planning Guide (2011 Edition)
A comprehensive resource for local governments seeking to reduce energy use, improve energy efficiency and increase usage of renewable energy across all sectors.

Energy Conservation Under the Sun: A Resource Book for Local Governments
This resource book provides local elected officials and staff with an overview of state solar energy laws, a summary of local solar energy ordinances and programs, and sctions that local governments can undertake to promote solar energy as a tool for energy use and conservation.

Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Untapped Savings Opportunities for Local Communities
This guidebook is designed to help cities and counties create energy efficient homes and workplaces that meet or exceed California's "Title 24" energy efficiency standards.

Tree Guidelines for Coastal Southern California Communities
The guidebook includes chapters on identifying the benefits and costs of urban forests and tree planting programs as well as general guidelines for siting and selecting both residential and street trees in coastal Southern Calfornia communities.

Tree Guidelines for Inland Empire Communities
The guidebook includes chapters on identifying the benefits and costs of urban forests and tree planting programs as well as general guidelines for siting and selecting both residential and street trees for communities in the Inland Empire.

Tree Guidelines for San Joaquin Valley Communities
The guidebook includes chapters on identifying the benefits and costs of urban forests and tree planting programs as well as general guidelines for siting and selecting both residential and street trees in San Joaquin Valley Communities.