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PROGRAM

GOALS
  • Contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our homes, other buildings and the equipment we use to maintain our properties by transitioning from gas-based to all-electric solutions

  • Educate the citizens of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills and the trades people they hire about the environmental, health and safety harzards resulting from the use of gas; and be an intermediate resource for people seeking more information

  • Encourage yard waste collection through means that don’t pollute and release particulate matter - Rake and broom are best, but electric leaf blowers are far preferred over gas leaf blowers

  • Advocate to builders and developers to adopt all-electric construction

  • Develop education programs and incentives with the towns of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills to accelerate the transition of our building stock from gas to all-electric

FACTS
  • Over 43% of Los Altos’ contribution to GHG comes from our buildings.  In 2013, it was estimated that over 59,950 metric tons of CO2e emissions comes from our homes in one year.  (Source: 7/23/13 City of Los Altos Climate Action Plan)

  • Effective 2020, The California Energy Codes requires that all new construction includes solar panels

  • Fossil fuel powered yard equipment is both an environmental issue and a public health issue. The amount of polluting emissions from gas leaf blowers is significant

PROJECTS & RESOURCES

Learn More or Get Involved ...

If you would like to learn how you can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in you home or business or would like to help in the efforts, please contact us!

Reach Codes in Los Altos

Electric homes save money, your health and the environment.

Learn about why this is important and how the city is addressing it!

Don't Blow It!

Gas-powered leaf blowers are illegal in over 170 cities across the country because they are highly polluting, unhealthy and noisy.

What can you do about it?

Make The Switch ...

Make the switch to clean energy in your home.

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P.O. Box 539, Los Altos, CA. 94023-0539