In honor of the first annual National Energy Efficiency Day on October 5, the City of Fremont would like to highlight a few of the energy-saving initiatives we have recently implemented, consistent with the City’s Climate Action Plan to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. The City would also like to thank volunteers, community members, and staff who made these efforts possible!
- Last year, the City installed 1.2 megawatts of solar carport structures at the Aqua Adventure Waterpark, the Robert Wasserman Fremont Police Center, and the Irvington Community Center, reducing our municipal greenhouse gas footprint by 5 percent and earning the City an EPA Green Power Partnership Award. More Information.
- This summer, the City partnered with the California Youth Energy Services Program to provide no-cost energy and water efficiency services to households throughout Fremont. Residents that signed up for a Green House Call were visited by trained Youth Energy Specialists who installed new equipment to help save energy, water, and money. Please note that this program is only offered in the summer. More Information.
- This summer, the City launched a new residential climate action engagement platform called the Fremont Green Challenge. Dubbed a “Fitbit® for Sustainability,” the Fremont Green Challenge website offers residents all the information they need to save energy, water, and money, while at the same time reducing their impact on climate change. More Information.
- With the City-sponsored Bay Area SunShares Program, residents are able to learn about the benefits of rooftop solar, hire qualified solar contractors, and receive solar discounts. So far this year, the program has resulted in the installation of 42 new residential solar systems. Please note that program registration closes on November 4. More Information.
- The City is upgrading all streetlights to LED technology as part of our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce energy costs, and improve roadway visibility through the Vision Zero 2020 program. The project begins this month, and the goal is to upgrade all city streetlights to LED by the end of the year. More Information.
- SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, just awarded the gold designation to Fremont, recognizing the City as a national leader in advancing solar energy. Initiatives that contributed to the award include Fremont’s streamlined solar review and permitting process. More Information.
Learn more about Fremont’s environmental sustainability efforts.