The Beacon Program features two types of awards:
The Beacon Award recognizes an agency’s holistic approach to addressing climate change. Participating agencies are required to complete each of following six elements to win a Beacon Award:
Energy savings are the result of energy efficiency retrofits undertaken at agency facilities.
Greenhouse gas reductions are demonstrated by comparing a
baseline greenhouse gas inventory to an updated inventory.
Participating agencies are surveyed and asked to provide a
description of completed or ongoing activities undertaken in the
ten areas of the Institute’s Sustainability Best
The City of San Rafael was honored with a Beacon Award for Local
Leadership toward Solving Climate Change during the 2013 League
of California Cities Annual Conference.
The Beacon Award is sponsored by the Statewide Energy Efficiency
Collaborative, which offers no-cost resources to support the
energy and climate initiatives of California local governments.
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