Update Effective May 1, 2017
Santa Monica Energy Reach Code and ZNE

  • All new low-rise residential buildings shall be designed to use 15% less energy than the allowed energy budget established by the 2016 California Energy Code, and achieve an Energy Design Rating of Zero.
  • All new high-rise residential buildings, non-residential buildings, hotels and motels shall be designed to use ten percent (10%) less energy than the allowed energy budget established by the 2016 California Energy Code.   

 

ZNE Multifamily

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Zero net energy (ZNE) homes are utility grid connected homes that are designed and operated so efficiently that they are able to produce as much energy as they need to operate on an annual basis with clean, renewable energy.  Download The Santa Monica Residential Zero Net Energy Guide for New Construction.  


 

 

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PACE financing program puts solar and efficiency withing reach.  Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) can help you finance thousands of energy and water efficiency products with no money down! This financing solution is helping lower utility bills, reduce carbon emissions and create new jobs ever day.  See program details.



 

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Report Water Waste

See a broken sprinkler, water running down the gutter, or any water waste in Santa Monica? Be a water hero!
Report Water Waste


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Converting to Drip Irrigation - The Definitive Guide





Major Water Savings Are Within Reach






Pico Branch Library - Santa Monica's GREENEST Building!




 

Healthy Nail Salons Commended


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City Officials and the California Healthy Nail Salon
Collaborative commend four Santa Monica salons.


Sustainability Videos

The City of Santa Monica and the California Sustainability Alliance partnered to produce these sustainability shorts highlighting the City's leadership role in the green movement. Net Zero Energy showcases Solar Santa Monica, The Value of Trees looks at urban forestry management in Santa Monica, and A Tale of Two Carrots spotlights the S.M. Farmers Markets' successful push for sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on the local economy.

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Events
May 2017
May 16, Tuesday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Santa Monica Green Business Roundtable: Latest Strategies for a Big Impact
May 20, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
June 2017
Jun 10, Saturday
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Gardening Workshops
Jun 17, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jun 27, Tuesday
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Emi Carvell/Organic Gardening Workshop
July 2017
Jul 8, Saturday
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Gardening Workshops
Jul 15, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
August 2017
Aug 12, Saturday
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Gardening Workshops
Aug 19, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
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Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
1685 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 · (310) 458-2213 · TTY (310) 917-6626