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Palo Alto will be recognized as the first city to achieve a Platinum Level Beacon Award – the highest level possible - for its efforts and leadership in addressing climate change when Mayor Greg Scharff accepts the prestigious recognition in front of hundreds of elected leaders from throughout California at this year’s League of California Cities Annual Conference on Sept. 14.
On Monday, July 24, the City of Palo Alto unveiled new solar panels installed atop parking carports of two public garages and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that are powered by the renewable energy generated on-site.
The City of Palo Alto hosted an Open House on July 3 to showcase some of the “behind the scenes” work that it takes to operate a city.
This routine safety check is conducted every year out to ensure the safety of all who live and work in Palo Alto.
Utility ranked third out of more than 300 utilities nationwide for 2015!
Sign the pledge to conserve water through the end of April at mywaterpledge.com and help Palo Alto win the national competition!
Trees are stressed by drought throughout Palo Alto, and the City is taking action to prevent a catastrophic loss of our urban canopy.
Palo Alto has done a great job in its water conservation efforts, and through its diligence, the community has cut water usage more than 33 percent compared to 2013 levels. While we need to conserve water, doing so may be impacting the City's trees, which are showing signs of stress.
Through Home Efficiency Genie, a Palo Alto homeowner can schedule a discounted assessment with the program’s specially trained building science expert. These experts can help residents learn cost effective ways to improve their home’s comfort, efficiency, health, indoor air quality, building durability and value.
Over 16,000 residents made the pledge to be more efficient.
Current information on water supply conditions, water use restrictions and efficiency measures.