City of Fremont Urges Home Owners to go Green

In November 2008, the Fremont City Council adopted a goal to reduce Fremont's greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and subsequently directed staff to develop a Climate Action Plan for the City of Fremont.

All cities should be moving in this direction.    

 

-Steven Fong

Realtor

 

 

From: Bay East Association of Realtors

 

 

Fremont Studies Mandatory Energy Retrofits:

 

 

On Tuesday, July 19, the Fremont City City Council reviewed a draft version of a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that recommends studying a Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance (RECO). A RECO could require property owners to complete energy efficiency upgrades on their homes prior to sale.

 

Bay East staff testified at the meeting urging the council to focus city resources on voluntary and incentive-based approaches to improving residential energy efficiency. While the council was generally supportive of voluntary measures and  working with REALTORS® to promote incentive programs, they did not reject the RECO concept - citing a lack of information and details about an ordinance.

 

The Fremont Planning Commission will hold a work session on the CAP at their meeting on Thursday, July 28, at 6 p.m. at in the Ardenwood Conference Room, 3300 Capitol Ave. in Fremont.