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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.  
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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.   

 

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Pico Branch Library - Santa Monica's GREENEST Building!





Events
July 2018
Jul 4, Wednesday
9:00am - 10:00am
Santa Monica Green Business Tour
Jul 16, Monday
7:00pm - 7:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Jul 28, Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
Free Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling
August 2018
Aug 1, Wednesday
9:00am - 10:00am
Santa Monica Green Business Tour
Aug 18, Saturday
10:00am - 11:30am
Pickling for Kids
Aug 20, Monday
7:00pm - 7:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
September 2018
Sep 5, Wednesday
9:00am - 10:00am
Santa Monica Green Business Tour
Sep 17, Monday
7:00pm - 7:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
October 2018
Oct 3, Wednesday
9:00am - 10:00am
Santa Monica Green Business Tour
Oct 6, Saturday
7:00am - 2:00pm
Compost Giveaway
Oct 7, Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm
COAST Open Streets Festival
Oct 15, Monday
7:00pm - 7:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Oct 20, Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
Free Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling
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
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