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Office of Sustainability and the Environment

Green Prize 2018
Aero Theater Santa Monica
Wednesday, October 24 @ 7PM R.S.V.P.

Multi-Unit Dwelling 
EV Charging Station Rebate Program

Now Accepting Applications
This rebate program was developed to support residents of multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) who are switching to electric vehicles.

Due to overwhelming interest, rebate funds are oversubscribed. You are still encouraged to fill out an application, and will be placed on the waiting list if your application is approved. Thank you for your interest and commitment to driving an EV!
 EV Charger

Santa Monica Plans to Triple Public Charger Stations by 2020

The plan provides a comprehensive strategy to increase access to public and private charging infrastructure, synchronize parking policies and develop outreach and education programs to increase awareness.  
Download plan (5MB pdf)
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Water Neutrality Ordinance

The Water Neutrality Ordinance for Santa Monica went into effect capping water use for new developments to an average of the past five year historical use for that individual parcel.  
The ordinance is one strategy to achieve the City's goal for water self-sufficiency by 2020. By maximizing water-efficiency, local groundwater and alternate water supplies, the city will no longer need to import water to meet all of its needs.

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Sustainability Operations Report Banner

Tracking our progress toward a sustainable future - Santa Monica has been a leader in setting goals for reducing resource consumption, like energy and water, and increasing the use of renewable energy and alternative fuels. The 2016 report is the first and will be issued annually. Download the report

ZNE for New Construction

  • 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


Pico Branch Library - Santa Monica's GREENEST Building!

October 2018
Oct 20, Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
Free Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling
Oct 20, Saturday
2:00pm - 3:00pm
A Green Thumb in Small Spaces
Oct 24, Wednesday
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Green Prize for Sustainable Literature - Junk Raft Screening and Panel
November 2018
Nov 3, Saturday
9:00am - 3:00pm
Used Oil Filer Exchange
Nov 19, Monday
7:00pm - 7:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
December 2018
Dec 17, Monday
7:00pm - 7:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
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Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
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