Links and Resources
San Diego Gas & Electric
SDG&E offers a wide range of information and programs that benefit both the environment and the ratepayers. Find out about rebates, ways to save energy, events and training. San Diego Gas and Electric works in partnership with the City Of Chula Vista to promote and support energy efficiency and conservation.
Chula Vista CLEAN
Our department works with homeowners and businesses in the City and the region to maintain our high quality programs and to promote new initiatives. The City is recognized State wide for its achievements and trend setting policies.
Find out the latest City Of Chula Vista news and event updates. Information about our departments and programs are available and you can subscribe online.
California Center for Sustainable Energy
CCSE is a non-profit organization dedicated to Greening Your World through public programs and services including free workshops, rebate programs, free shade trees, outreach events and public education.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Otay Water District
Learn about the valuable incentives and rebates that are offered. Find out more about this precious resource and how to conserve it. Increased knowledge of scarcities, quality and costs increases can help you make informed decisions. Homegardeners and landscape professionals can learn the latest ways to reduce water use in landscapes by taking online classes or attending a class in your area. Classes are free. They cover the basics of irrigation systems, watering and fertilizing, basic landscape design and plant identification.
California Green Building Standards Code
2008 T-24 Manual
This document is intended to compliment the building codes that already have been adopted. It was approved by California in 2007 and will be in effect in 2010. A portion of it dealing with plumbing fixtures will come into effect in 2011. The City of Chula Vista plans an earlier adoption and implementation of this code as part of the Chula Vista Green Building Standard.
The document is the final proposed version of the Residential Compliance Manual, which will be considered for "certification" by the California Energy Commission on December 17, 2008. These standards when adopted will effect the mandatory energy efficiency of new housing units in 2009
California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. Created by the Legislature in 1974 and located in Sacramento. The Commission responsibilities include forecasting future energy needs and promoting energy efficiency by setting the state's appliance and building efficiency standards and working with local government to enforce those standards.
California Consumer Energy Center
The Consumer Energy Center went on line in 1995 to offer the public a one-stop site on the Internet for the latest information about energy resources and how to use them wisely in our home, work and vehicles. In March 2006, they unveiled their new website with updated navigation and new features.
The General Services Administration (GSA) has established an Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings to ensure full coordination of high-performance green building information and activities within the government as mandated by the recently enacted Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
Database for Energy Efficient Resources and Measures
The Database for Energy Efficient Resources (DEER) contains information on selected energy-efficient technologies and measures. The DEER provides estimates of the energy-savings potential for these technologies in residential and nonresidential applications.
United States Green Building Council - LEED
Architecture 2030 is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization that was established in response to the global-warming crisis. Buildings are the major source of demand for energy and materials that produce by-product greenhouse gases (GHG). Slowing the growth rate of GHG emissions and then reversing it over the next ten years is the key to keeping global warming under one degree centigrade (°C) above today's level.
The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
Build It Green
Build It Green is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient building practices in California. We work with mainstream stakeholders in the housing industry to accelerate the adoption of green building practices.
California Green Builder
The California Green Builder program (CGB) is the effective and cost-effective green building program for production builders and California homebuyers. Created by homebuilders for homebuilders, the voluntary program meets the needs of builders, buyers, and California’s cities and counties alike.