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Beacon Award Winners

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The Beacon Award recognizes an agency’s holistic approach to addressing climate change. Participating agencies are required to complete each of following five elements to win a Beacon Award:

  1. Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  2. Agency Electricity Savings
  3. Agency Natural Gas Savings
  4. Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction
  5. Activities in each of the Institute’s ten Sustainability Best Practice Areas

Beacon Award Winners

Palo Alto (2017)

Platinum Beacon Award Winner

  • 20% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 53% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 22% Energy Savings
  • 35% Natural Gas Savings
  • Platinum Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices

Claremont (2017)

Gold Beacon Award Winner

  • 17% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 54% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 21% Energy Savings
  • Platinum Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices

Hayward (2017)

Gold Beacon Award Winner

  • 21% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 43% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 25% Energy Savings
  • 10% Natural Gas Savings
  • Platinum Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices

San Carlos (2017)

Gold Beacon Award Winner

  • 12% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 15% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 17% Energy Savings
  • Platinum Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices

Colma (2016)

Gold Beacon Award Winner

  • 29% Agency Energy Savings
  • 22% Agency Natural Gas Savings
  • 43% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 18% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Platinum Level Sustainability Best Practices

Brisbane (2015)

Gold Beacon Award Winner

  • 17% Agency Energy Savings
  • 24% Natural Gas Savings
  • 10% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions 
  • 19% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Platinum Sustainability Activities

Alpine County (2017)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 29% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 32% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 29% Energy Savings
  • Silver Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices

Foster City (2017)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 8% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 23% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 20% Energy Savings
  • 13% Natural Gas Savings
  • Platinum Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices

Fremont (2017)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 11% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 7% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 28% Energy Savings
  • 6% Natural Gas Savings
  • Gold Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices

Sacramento (2017)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 6% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 24% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 43% Energy Savings
  • 15% Natural Gas Savings
  • Platinum Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices

Scotts Valley (2017)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 17% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 10% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 7% Energy Savings
  • 5% Natural Gas Savings
  • Silver Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices

American Canyon (2016)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 34% Agency Energy Savings
  • 10% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 8% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Silver Level Sustainability Best Practices

Benicia (2016)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 18% Agency Energy Savings
  • 10% Agency Natural Gas Savings
  • 21% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 6% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Platinum Level Sustainability Best Practices

Davis (2016)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 5% Agency Energy Savings
  • 28% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 7% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Platinum Level Sustainability Best Practices

Emeryville (2016)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 11% Agency Energy Savings
  • 8% Agency Natural Gas Savings
  • 7% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 7% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Gold Level Sustainability Best Practices

Hermosa Beach (2016)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 9% Agency Energy Savings
  • 9% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 8% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Silver Level Sustainability Best Practices

Manhattan Beach (2016)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 26% Agency Energy Savings
  • 8% Agency Natural Gas Savings
  • 9% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 9% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Platinum Level Sustainability Best Practices

Santa Monica (2016)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 13% Agency Energy Savings
  • 9% Agency Natural Gas Savings
  • 44% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 10% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Platinum Level Sustainability Best Practices

Hayward (2015)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 25% Agency Energy Savings
  • 8% Natural Gas Savings
  • 21% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions 
  • 43% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Gold Level Sustainability Activities

Redwood City (2015)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 8% Agency Energy Savings
  • 7% Natural Gas Savings
  • 8% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions 
  • 20% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Platinum Level Sustainability Activities

South Gate (2015)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 12% Agency Energy Savings
  • 7% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions 
  • 11% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Gold Level Sustainability Activities

County of San Mateo (2015)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 5% Agency Energy Savings
  • 8% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 15% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • 7% Natural Gas Savings
  • Platinum Level Sustainability Activities

Palo Alto (2014)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 9% Agency Electricity Savings
  • 35% Natural Gas Savings
  • 20% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions 
  • 53% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Platinum Level Sustainability Activities

San Rafael (2013)

Silver Beacon Award Winner

  • 5% Agency Electricity Savings
  • 19% Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions 
  • 8% Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  • Gold Level Sustainability Activities

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