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Office of Sustainability and the Environment
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Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is the best investment an individual can make to address the energy and environmental issues facing California, the U.S., even the world, today.  While we promote renewable energy and pursue other sustainable practices within the City, the simple application of energy efficiency, both in appliance purchases and in our day-to-day behavior, yields the best returns on all our time and money invested. See list of tips.

For a checklist of things you can do to save energy in your home today, visit the
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

A new web-based tool called XeroHome ( is available to Santa Monica single-family homeowners as a collaborative project between the Office of Sustainability & the Environment and Southern California Edison’s Emerging Technologies Program. The tool provides residents a personalized energy upgrade plan to reduce energy use and the carbon footprint of their homes.

The most energy efficient products carry the Energy Star label. Energy Star certified products are available at all major retail outlets.  For more information, contact (888) 782-7937.

For information on utility rebates, go to the respective utility websites:
Southern California Edison 
Southern California Gas Company
U. S. Department of Energy

If remodeling a home, consider the many steps to green building design offered by the City of Santa Monica.

Switch is On: Make the Switch to an All-Electric Home

Ready to live in a home that's more comfortable and healthier for your family and the planet?  An all-electric home may be right for you.  Visit to learn all about efficient electric appliances for your home. 

Last updated: Thursday, 01/07/2021
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Profile highlighting Santa Monica's efforts to promote solar on multifamily properties.  


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