The Contra Costa County Climate Leaders (4CL) program is a network assisting the county and its 19 cities to inform, support and encourage the measurement and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Through education and sharing of best practices we will ensure sustainable, healthy and livable cities.

RECOs and More!

RECOs and More!

On July 1, 2010 Contra Costa Climate Leaders hosted a workshop on Residential Energy Conservation Ordinances RECOs. Presenters spoke about the details of RECO programs citing different case studies of cities that have these ordinances or are in the process of creating one. Through a city RECO, the energy efficiency of your residential homes can be greatly increased. Combining an ordinance like this with the CaliforniaFIRST financing has created a great opportunity for energy efficient homes. Through an in-person discussion and webinar option, participants learned the basics, the potential troubles and benefits, and had their questions answered about RECOs.

Workshop Details

  • View the flyer here
  • View the workshop agenda here
  • Find other attendees’ contact information here

Presentations

  • Mike Gabel, owner of Gabel Associates: Development of a RECO here
  • Kali Steele: Options for RECOs here

Case Studies

  • Berkeley RECO Enhancement Report here
  • Hayward RECO Report here
  • Chico RECO Revision Details here

Handouts

  • ConSol Report: Meeting AB 32 – Cost-Effective Green House Gas Reductions in the Residential Sector here
  • Leadership Institute for Ecology’s Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance Factsheet here