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County of Yolo

Beacon Participant Profile

“The Yolo County General Plan contains over 350 policies and programs aimed at reducing GHG emissions in the unincorporated County and responding to potential effects of climate change.” – Yolo County Draft Climate Action Plan

About Yolo County

  • Established: 1850
  • Population: 200,709 (as of 1/1/2009)
  • Location: west of Sacramento in the Sacramento Valley
  • Elevation: varies from slightly below sea level to 3000 feet
  • Area: 1,021 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Platinum Level (2017)
Case Story

Yolo County Energy Upgrades

To improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint, Yolo County initiated energy retrofits at two county buildings: the courthouse in Woodland and a satellite administration building in Davis.

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