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County of Ventura

Beacon Participant Profile

In 2010, the County’s General Services Agency developed an Energy Action Plan (EAP) and updates the agency GHG inventory annually. In 2012, the County of Ventura’s Board of Supervisor’s adopted the county’s Climate Protection Plan for Government Operations, setting a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of 15 percent below the 2005 baseline emissions inventory by the year 2020. The Climate Protection Plan lays out a roadmap and strategies to meet this goal by setting out six major action areas and fifteen climate protection commitments that will provide direction for the next decade and beyond. The County participates in the Cool Planet Program and has reported its GHG inventory using The Climate Registry. The County’s Vanguard Building is LEED™ certified Silver level and the Juvenile Justice Center LEED™ certification is in process.

About Ventura County

  • Established: 1872
  • Population: 823,318 (2010) 
  • Location: Central Coast
  • Area: 2,208 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

  • Gold Level, 11% (2016)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

  • Gold Level, 14% (2019)

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Gold Level, 12% (2017)

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Platinum Level (2017)
  • Gold Level (2016)
Case Story

Ventura County- Involving Residents in Planning for a Sustainable Future

The compact for a sustainable Ventura County is a partnership of ten cities, the county, and other agencies that have agreed to work together to address the challenges posed by long term growth and to plan a sustainable future for the region. In order to gauge public support for different long range planning options, a committee representing the partnership hired an experienced consulting firm to help them design and implement a public engagement process.


Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County

Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County focuses on attraction, retention and expansion of businesses in Ventura County through economic development programs that showcase the county’s investment in cutting-edge business sectors and the high quality of life for residents.
The organization is funded through contributions from the County of Ventura, all 10 cities in the county and top-level private sector executives. 


Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance

Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance is a joint powers agency composed of public agencies working in collaboration to approach the availability, reliability, conservation and innovative use of energy resources in the Ventura County region.

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