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:

  • 24% of GHG reductions needed to meet the 2020 target;
  • 32% of GHG reductions needed to meet the 2030 target;
  • 16% 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 On-Site Renewable Electricity Generation for County Operations