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Climate Action Plan Implementation Screening Tool

San Bernardino, CA

Implementation of San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) greenhouse gas reduction plan, one of the largest in the nation.

Topics Covered

Buildings
Fleet Management
Energy Efficiency
Renewables
Carbon Offsets

Cost

Initial: 100 Thousand USD

Funding

General Fund/Existing Public Funds

Project Status

Operational since 2016

Problem Addressed

Due to climate change, California has experienced increasing temperatures and shifts in snowmelt and rainwater run-off cycles.

Solutions Used

To help address the impacts of climate change, Atkins supported the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) in implementing one of the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction plans in the nation—the San Bernardino County Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan.

Atkins prepared greenhouse gas inventories and evaluated education measures, population trends, changes in potable water supplies, air quality, and transportation connectivity, and developed a series of monitoring and implementation (screening) tools to help achieve desired targets. A screening table was developed to allow projects flexibility in how they achieve their reduction allocations to help maintain a business-friendly environment. The screening tool offers a menu of reduction options, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, transportation, waste diversion, and industry specific opportunities.

Outcomes

1

Easier & more informed alternatives analysis of different GHG reduction options

2

GHG reduction decisions could be made from a whole suite of different reduction options

3

GHG reduction decisions could be informed by impacts on local businesses and economy

Who Should Consider

Communities getting ready to implement, or already implementing, their climate action plans, GHG reduction plans or similar plans.

Last Updated

Jul 22nd, 2016
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