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City of Hayward

Beacon Participant Profile

“Hayward’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) was adopted by the City Council on July 28, 2009. The purpose of the CAP is to make Hayward a more environmentally and socially sustainable community by reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions – the primary contributor to global warming, decreasing the community’s dependence on non-renewable resources, increasing Hayward’s potential for “green” economic development, and enhancing the health of all who live and work in Hayward” -City of Hayward website

Award Winning Service: The Hayward Water Pollution Control Facility

City of Hayward

About Hayward

  • Incorporated: March 11, 1876
  • Population: 153,104 (2010)
  • Location: 25 miles southeast of San Francisco in Alameda County
  • Area: 62.55 square miles

Climate Action Activities

  • ICLEI member
  • HEAL Cities Campaign Participant
  • U.S. Conference of Mayor Climate Protection Agreement Signatory
  • Alameda County Climate Protection Project member
  • Tree City USA
  • Established City Council Sustainability Committee, 2007
  • Established Keep Hayward Clean & Green Task Force, 2007
  • Established Climate Action Management Team, 2010
  • Completed Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, January 2009
  • Completed Agency Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, February 2009
  • Adopted Climate Action Plan, July 2009
  • Adopted “Private Development Green Building Ordinance”
  • Adopted “Municipal Sector Green Building Ordinance”, 2008
  • Adopted “Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance”

Climate Action Resources

  • Green Hayward webpage
  • Climate Action Plan
  • Climate Action Plan Appendices (including Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories)
  • Private Development Green Building Ordinance
  • Municipal Sector Green Building Ordinance
  • Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
  • Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance project webpage

Awards

Silver Level Beacon Award (2015)

Gold Level Beacon Award (2017)

Agency Energy Savings

  • Gold Level, 10% (2013)
  • Platinum Level, 25% (2015)
  • Platinum Level, 25% (2017)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

  • Silver Level, 8% (2015)
  • Gold Level, 10% (2016)
  • Gold Level, 10% (2017)

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Platinum Level, 43% (2015)
  • Platinum Level, 43% (2017)

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Platinum Level, 21% (2015)
  • Platinum Level, 21% (2017)

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Gold Level (2015)
  • Platinum Level (2017)
Case Story

The City of Hayward – Adapting to Sea Level Rise

In response to sea level rise predictions, the City of Hayward has begun looking at options for enhancing the resilience of their shoreline.

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Hayward Works With Developer to Sell Units Below Market Rate

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The Community Before

Rundown single-family homes with illegal additions, an old gas station, obsolete commercial buildings and an auto repair shop once populated the block of downtown Hayward now known as Renaissance Walk.

Case Story

Hayward’s Water Facility Ranked in Top 30 for On-Site Green Power Production

Cities of all sizes face pressure to make calculated infrastructure investments to balance community priorities with growth and environmental impacts while complying with regulations and legislation. The City of Hayward is addressing all of these challenges in award-winning style.

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