Monday, June 18, 2018

The Air District's Board of Directors has approved $4.5 million to fund projects at 15 regional public agencies to reduce greenhouse gases from existing buildings, and/or to develop innovative strategies for long-term reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Spare the Air Status

All projects conform to Spare the Air, Cool the Climate, the Air District’s clean air plan, and accelerate the reduction of criteria air pollution as well as greenhouse gases. The selected projects are innovative approaches which hold promise as strategies that can be replicated throughout the region and beyond. 

The projects include $400,000 to the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) a collaboration of the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area, led by the Association of Bay Area Governments. BayREN implements effective energy saving programs on a regional level and will develop a program to use electric hot water heat pumps instead of traditional natural gas water heating tanks.

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority has been awarded $263,000 to use automated sensor technology to help reduce contamination in compost.

Marin County, working along with other jurisdictions has been awarded $206,000 to develop marketing and model policies to promote low-carbon concrete building materials in local municipalities.

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Last Updated: 6/19/2018