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Local Government Resources

BayREN helps the Bay Area's local governments reduce energy and water use for a more resilient and sustainable future.

We support local governments by:

  • Offering assistance to develop and adopt local energy policies and building codes
  • Providing training and resources for implementation and enforcement of the California Energy Code and local reach codes
  • Supplying no-cost technical assistance to help municipal buildings reach Zero Net Energy
  • Organizing quarterly Bay Area Regional Forums on a variety of energy and emission reduction topics
  • Providing water utilities with a turnkey water efficiency program to help your customers save water and money
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Code Compliance

Tools, trainings, and resources for building department staff in support of energy code enforcement.

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Energy Policies and Reach Codes

Resources for policymakers and staff developing, adopting, and implementing energy policies and codes.

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Zero Net Energy/Zero Net Carbon Assistance

Free engineering assistance and recommendations for saving energy and reducing the carbon footprint of municipal buildings.

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Water Efficiency

BayREN’s Water Upgrades Save program offers municipal water utilities a proven way to promote water efficiency — and to help your customers save money.

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Your County Lead

Your county’s BayREN lead advocates for your county’s needs and provides your jurisdiction with outreach and training.

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Get Reports

See BayREN’s regulatory filings and other reports.

Codes & Standards Resources

Building department staff and others can use these resources to learn about the barriers to energy code enforcement and efforts to measure code compliance: