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Hayward’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) was adopted by the City Council on July 28, 2009. The purpose of the CAP is to make Hayward a more environmentally and socially sustainable community by:
  • Reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions - the primary contributor to global warming
  • Decreasing the community’s dependence on non-renewable resources
  • Increasing Hayward's potential for "green" economic development
  • Enhancing the health of all who live and work in Hayward

      The CAP identifies greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets that are consistent with those adopted by the State of California as well as the actions that are needed to achieve the targets.
    » Climate Action Plan - Full Document - 3.19MB
    » Climate Action Plan - No Appendices - 1.47MB
    » Appendices - 2.01MB
    » Executive Summary and Table of Contents - 595KB
      The following Excel file contains the spreadsheets used to estimate the potential greenhouse gas reductions associated with each action:

    CAP Excel File »
    Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs Save Energy At Home!
    Learn How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient - View the Presentation from the Workshop held on November 29, 2011
    The City of Hayward has been allocated $750,000 in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant funds for programs designed to help Hayward residents and business owners reduce their energy costs. Please click on the links below for more information on the Hayward’s energy efficiency programs:

    Residential Homeowners
    Nonprofit Organizations & Governmental Agencies
    Large Energy Users
    » Test Your Energy Efficiency IQ – Take the Quiz

    » Easy Ways to Save Energy & Money!
    Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance
    The City of Hayward considered developing a Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance which would have require energy efficiency improvements in existing homes.

    RECO Project Webpage »
    Green Building Requirements Climate Action Management Team
    Carbon Footprint Icon » Green Building Ordinance for Private Development

    » Green Building Checklists for Single-Family and Multi-Family Residential Development

    » Green Building Checklist for Non Residential Development

    » Indoor Water Efficiency Ordinance Handout

    » Energy Effiency Cost Report
    There are no additional meetings scheduled for the Climate Action Management Team. This group is being reorganized per the direction provided by the City Council Sustainability Committee on July 6, 2011.

    ROSTER »

    Agendas and Reports - 2011
    Agendas and Reports - 2010
    Other Information
    Tree City USA Green Business Program Logo
    Green Business Program
    Carbon Footprint Icon What is your Carbon Footprint?

    Financing Your Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Improvements

    The City of Hayward is participating in the CaliforniaFIRST Program, which is a property assessed clean energy (PACE) finance program. PACE programs allow property owners to finance the installation of energy improvements on their home or business and pay the amount back as a line item on their property tax bill.

    Check out the California First Website!
    Erik Pearson, AICP
    Senior Planner
    MEETINGS and Reports Related to the Development of the Climate Action Plan
    The final CAP includes several changes that were made in response to City Council comments made at the July 28, 2009 Council meeting. A list of those changes is available here:
    Final Changes to Hayward CAP »

    July 28, 2009
    » City Council Public Hearing
    » Report
    » Presentation

    June 25, 2009
    » Planning Commission Public Hearing
    » Report
    » Presentation

    March 19, 2009 – Second Community Workshop
    » Meeting Agenda

    March 10, 2009
    » City Council and Planning Commission Joint Work Session
    » Report
    » Presentation

    December 3, 2008
    » Sustainability Committee

    October 1, 2008
    » Sustainability Committee

    July 24, 2008
    » Planning Commission Work Session
    » Report

    July 26, 2008 - First Community Workshop
    » Agenda
    » Recommended Top Strategies

    July 29, 2008
    » City Council Work Session
    » Report
    » Presentation