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After transportation, energy use from buildings and facilities is the largest contributor of Walnut Creek’s greenhouse gas emissions (36%).
Carbon Footprint Calculator
PG&E offers a carbon footprint calculator to help you learn about your energy consumption habits and what you can do about it. Calculate your footprint.
The first step toward comprehensive and efficient energy management is analyzing your energy usage. For a free energy analysis or integrated energy audit from PG&E for your business, click here.
PG&E offers rebates for residents to help conserve energy and save the environment—all while saving people money. Rebates and incentives are offered for a wide variety of projects, including cooling and heating equipment, lighting, and appliances.
For information about rebates available to you, click here.
During the summer, hundreds of thousands of air conditioners are used simultaneously, severely taxing energy reserves. The Smart AC Program helps save the environment and lowers the chances of a power interruption by sending signals to participants’ air conditioners to use slightly less power than usual. There is no significant difference in temperature or comfort because of the power usage reduction. Installation is free, and participants receive $25!
To sign up and for more information about Smart AC, click here.
The ClimateSmart Program is an opportunity for residents to help the environment by balancing out their homes’ greenhouse gas emissions. By adding a voluntary, tax deductible donation (around $5 a month for most homes) to their PG&E bill, participants actively combat the environment’s problems and take a step towards cutting their carbon footprints. To sign up for the ClimateSmart Program, click here.
For PG&E contact information, click here.
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