Goal: Provide for the cost-effective and efficient use of energy in the facilities and operations owned by the County of Santa Barbara to reduce operating costs, mitigate environmental impacts, and set a good example in the community.
- In 2016, the County reduced fleet fuel use by approximately 3 percent, despite an increase in VMT. The fuel savings are attributed primarily to vehicle replacements with more efficient options.
- The Parks Division installed energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and waterless urinals in all Parks facilities, which has helped reduce water consumption by 50 percent from 2013 to 2016. Saving water saves money, energy, and GHG emissions.