“The City of Santa Rosa is making many strides to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from municipal operations and community-wide activities. The City’s objective to reduce emissions is being accomplished by encouraging the use of renewable energy through implementing solar, biomass, wind, and alternative fuels into every day operations.
As well as encouraging the use of renewable energy the City has reduced its energy demands and water consumption through various conservation projects. The City is also in the process of educating staff about Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, and encouraging other municipalities and residents to build green.” -City of Santa Rosa
About Santa Rosa
Population: 167,815 (2010)
Location: 55 miles north of San Francisco in Sonoma County, the largest city in California’s North Coast
Santa Rosa’s green building program covers new and existing residential and commercial buildings to assist the city in achieving its greenhouse gas reduction goal of 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2015.