|The City of Chula Vista is once again participating in The Climate Registry, the leading voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) registry in North America. A nonprofit group governed by states, provinces and tribes, The Registry helps organizations measure and reduce their GHG emissions.
“Chula Vista is demonstrating true environmental leadership by committing to report their carbon emissions in a public, transparent and credible way,” said Doug Scott, Chair of The Climate Registry and Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission. “Measuring your emissions is the critical first step to managing them and fostering new ways to reduce your carbon footprint – and your impact on the planet.”
Through San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) Cool Planet Program, which recognizes organizations that implement energy efficiency improvements, Chula Vista qualified for a one year complimentary membership into The Climate Registry. Specifically, the City successfully converted almost 4,000 street lights along its arterial roadways to energy-saving LED fixtures. The new fixtures, which have a lifespan greater than ten years, will help lower the City’s electricity use and costs by almost 50 percent. In addition, the LED street lights provide better light quality for public safety. The street light project was made possible through the City’s Local Government Partnership with SDG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission, which provides resources to help Chula Vista reduce energy use at its municipal facilities and throughout the community.
For more information please visit www.theclimateregistry.org.
Posted: October 8, 2013