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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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City of San Diego - Sustainable Building Policy   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/27/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Office Equipment
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, Digester Gas, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Local Government, Construction
Requirement:LEED "Silver" Level Certification: 15% minimum self-generation using renewable technologies when site conditions and configuration allow for reasonable payback.
Web Site: http://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/energy/programspro...
Authority 1:
City of San Diego Council Policy 900-14
Authority 2:
Date Effective:
City of San Diego Council Policy 900-18
6/19/2001
Summary:

The City of San Diego’s Sustainable Building Policy is directed by Council Policy 900-14. The policy contains regulations regarding building measures, private-sector incentives, health and resource conservation, outreach and education, and implementation.

Among the directives is a commitment that all new City facilities and major building renovation projects (over 5,000 sq. ft.) achieve LEED "Silver" Level Certification and be constructed to be 15% more energy efficient than California's building code. In addition to achieving LEED Certification, Council Policy 900-14 states that newly constructed City facilities shall incorporate a minimum of 15% self-generation using renewable technologies when site factors allow for a reasonable payback. The policy also establishes requirements regarding water usage, indoor air quality, and the materials used in construction.

Additionally, Council Policy 900-18 requires the City of San Diego to purchase energy efficient equipment. All energy-consuming equipment purchased must meet either Energy Star specifications or criterion that puts products in the upper 25% of energy-efficiency, based on criteria established by the U.S. Department of Energy.


 
Contact:
  Information Specialist
San Diego Environmental Services Department
Energy Conservation & Management Division
9601 Ridgehaven Ct.
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 694-7000
E-Mail: energy@sandiego.gov
Web Site: http://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/energy/
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