The Energy measures proposed in the CAP aim to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by improving energy efficiency earlier than, or beyond, state requirements, streamlining access to renewable energy, and increasing the supply of renewable energy for homes and businesses within the county.
The Energy category is composed of two strategies and eight measures with supporting efforts. The CAP’s Energy measures will contribute:
- 17% of GHG reductions needed to meet the 2020 target;
- 32% of GHG reductions needed to meet the 2030 target;
- 65% of GHG reductions needed to meet the 2050 goal.
Strategy E-1 – Increase Building Energy Efficiency
Measure E-1.1 – Improve Building Energy Efficiency in New Development
Measure E-1.2 – Use Alternatively-Powered Water Heaters in Residential Development
Measure E-1.3 – Improve Building Energy Efficiency in Existing Development
Measure E-1.4 – Reduce Energy Use Intensity at County Facilities
Strategy E-2 – Increase Renewable Electricity Use
Measure E-2.1 – Increase Renewable Electricity
Measure E-2.2 – Increase Renewable Electricity in Non-Residential Development
Measure E-2.3 – Install Solar Photovoltaics in Existing Homes
Measure E-2.4 – Increase Use of Renewable Electricity for County Operations