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The City of Fremont’s Journey to Sustainability

MAPPING ONE CITY'S JOURNEY TO BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE When you break it down into specifics, that means cutting down on your resource The Destination: sustainability (suh-stey-nuh-bil-i-tee] noun 1. the ability to meet the needs of the of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. consumption, avoiding pollution, developing in harmony with the environment, and helping people live healthier lives. All things FREMONT considered – who wouldn't want to be sustainable? Milestones in the journey Fremont, Calif. took to become a sustainable community Fremont kicked off its mandatory recycling. service requirement 1995 2006 Since 2006, 300,000 tons of waste have been diverted from landfills 2008 Fremont's Green Task Force is created 2006 – Solar permit fees are reduced Kicking City of Fremont Sustainability Sustainability up a notch! Policy initiated 2009 – 2012 Federal Stimulus $$$ granted (used for LED streetlights and public building efficiency upgrades) 73% of the waste 2011 generated in Fremont was kept out of landfills - 8% higher than the statewide East Bay Energy Watch began serving small businesses in Fremont average of 65%! 2011 – 1 electric vehicle (EV) rebate issued (one small step wait till you see 2013!) 2012 March 2012 - Fremont adds Clean Tech and 2013 Biotechnology Business Tax Exemption November 2012 City of Fremont Climate Action Plan adopted by Council – sets 25% greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction by year 2020 from 2005 baseline Oct 2013 – Sustainability Coordinator hired – new position driven by the growth and citizen adoption of sutainability Residents diverted nearly 50,000 tons of recycling and organics 643 Full speed ahead! EV rebates issued 2014 Over-the-counter Streamlined Solar Permitting now made available Currently 24 Bay Area Green Business certified (<10kW systems) companies in Fremont May 2014 – 1,385 Fremont residents reported owning electric vehicles And so the journey continues ... Fremont Sustainability Progress Report: Transportation: 1,385 EV rebates were issued in Fremont as of May 2014 – in comparison to 2,744 rebates issued in the rest of Alameda County • In April 2014 Fremont received a $5.8M grant to build "complete" street grid Downtown (enhancing pedestrian and bicycle connections between Downtown and the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART station) • Warm Springs/South Fremont BART station slated to open in 2015 • Cars and trucks averaged 19.9 MPG in 2005 and 22.6 MPG in 2010 Solar: • Fremont ranks #13 in PG&E territory in terms of total megawatts of solar PV installed • There have been 49 commercial and 923 residential solar PV installations from 2001 to January 2014, with 11,466 kW total power generating capacity Green Business: • 8 LEED Certified projects since 2009 • 34 ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings since 2003 Climate Action: • Community-wide greenhouse gas emissions were reduced in Fremont by 11% from 2005 to 2010 Energy: Electricity usage in the built environment dropped by 9.3% and natural gas usage by 14.5% between 2005 and 2012 Water: • Per capita water consumption is down almost 20% since 2005

The City of Fremont’s Journey to Sustainability

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when you break it down into specifics, that means cutting down on your resource consumption, avoiding pollution, developing in harmony wit the environment, and helping people live healthier lives.


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