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Office of Sustainability and the Environment

Make your voice heard on Electric Vehicle charging!

In an effort to make EV charging more convenient for residents charging stations are coming to the residential streets.  Vote for the proposed locations for the pilot and suggest your own via our community survey (closes Dec 14). 

2017 Municipal Operations Sustainability Report

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.  Download 2017 report (pdf). 

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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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.   


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Pico Branch Library - Santa Monica's GREENEST Building!

November 2018
Nov 19, Monday
7:00pm - 7:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
December 2018
Dec 6, Thursday
3:00pm - 4:45pm
Movie: This Beautiful Fantastic (2016)
Dec 12, Wednesday
7:00pm - 9:45pm
Aero Screening Event - Climate Warriors
Dec 17, Monday
7:00pm - 7:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
City of Santa Monica © 2018

Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
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