Goal: To foster development and renovations that increase energy efficiency through location, design, construction, and systems.
2016 Key Accomplishments
- Since 2007, more than 900 homes in the unincorporated county have been retrofitted to be more energy-efficient. Energy-efficient upgrades include replacing old appliances, weather-stripping, and installing efficient light bulbs.
- Public Works continues to administer the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County and conduct waste and water audits for businesses seeking certification in the unincorporated county. To date, 108 businesses have been certified and 22 recertified across the county.