The Energy and Sustainability division is responsible for the planning, evaluating and administering the County-wide Energy Management and Sustainability Program. Services include long and short range energy and green procurement strategies, effective and efficient energy use and sustainability practices, and County employee commute reduction planning.
Our Mission is to plan and manage County energy use and sustainability, and improve the efficiency of employee transportation energy use in a sensible, cost-effective manner. Our customers are other County departments. The primary goal of the Energy and Sustainability Division is the efficient use of energy and other natural resources. Specifically, the Energy and Sustainability Division is responsible for:
Effective planning, management and control of energy use and sustainability for major portions of County operations
Energy & Sustainability Programs
The Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP) is a new opportunity for property owners to finance energy efficiency, water efficiency and renewable energy improvements through a voluntary assessment. These assessments will be attached to the property, not the owner and will be paid back through the property tax system over time, making the program not only energy efficient but also affordable.
Sonoma County Energy Watch (SCEW) is a partnership between Sonoma County and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) designed to help you save energy and money while reducing your impact on the climate. We provide energy efficiency services to local governments, nonprofit organizations and small businesses.
The County of Sonoma is working with the Sonoma County Transit Authority/Regional Climate Protection Authority to coordinate countywide climate protection efforts among Sonoma County’s nine cities and multiple county agencies. For more information, please visit the SCTA RCPA website at http://www.sctainfo.org/index.htm.
Visit our YouTube Channel to access a library of videos about our programs and achievements and learn how you can make Sonoma County a more sustainable place to live, work and visit
Can help you plan your trip and provide real-time traffic information. Register with 511 RideMatch Service to find carpool or bike partners with similar commutes. Track your commutes on your Trip Diary for a chance to win great prizes.
A reuse and repair training program operated by LITE Initiatives. Check out their Events page to learn about the next free “Get to Know Your Bike” class.
Discover the true cost of your daily commute with this Microsoft Excel tool
Most Electric Vehicle Ready Community, 6/2/2011
Sonoma County honored by the Bay Area Climate Collaborative as the “Most Electric Vehicle Ready Community for 2011” for its wide-ranging policies to accelerate widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption and municipal usage of EVs.
Water Use Efficiency Award, 4/25/2011
Sonoma County General Services recognized for completing a two year retrofit project of toilet control systems at the Main Adult Detention Facility.
Beacon Award, 4/22/2011
The Beacon Award recognizes and celebrates California cities and counties that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy; adopt policies and programs to address climate change; and promote sustainability.