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About the Silicon Valley Energy Map

Why was the map created?

How can I use the map?

Our Partners

About Silicon Valley Energy Watch

Contact Information

Program Funding

About the Silicon Valley Energy Map

Welcome to the Silicon Valley Energy Map – your resource for information about energy use, solar and renewable energy, and green buildings in Santa Clara County. We hope you enjoy exploring your area to learn about and become inspired by the efforts people are making in Silicon Valley to implement clean energy. Take advantage of the many resources the map offers to decide what energy efficient or renewable option makes sense for you.

The Silicon Valley Energy Map is a publicly available online tool produced by the Silicon Valley Energy Watch, a partnership between the City of San José and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) serving all of Santa Clara County with energy efficiency outreach. Clean energy is a community effort; the Map is your resource to make it happen!

We want to hear from you! We welcome your feedback and questions at svenergymap@sanjoseca.gov. If you don’t see your solar installation or certified green building on the map, send an e-mail to the above e-mail address and tell us about it!

Why was the map created?

The Silicon Valley Energy Map is the first time that an online site is bringing together, in a single, easy-to-use format, comprehensive information on building energy plus detailed information and resources for next steps to implement clean energy. Silicon Valley is implementing ambitious energy goals, and the Map will help us track our progress, target our efforts, and focus on our next steps. It is a tool for residents, businesses, governments, and community leaders alike.

  • The Map enables you to visualize what’s happening in your community regarding building energy use, solar energy, and green building.
  • The Map enables us to start the dialogue and ask the right questions about energy in our community, and to see how we can improve.
  • The Map gives us a better understanding how to direct our clean energy efforts.

How can I use the map?

  • View the overall and per capita energy use in a given city or zip code
  • See how many solar installations or green building projects there are in your neighborhood or city
  • See how many people or businesses are actively engaged in clean energy in your area
  • Track your community’s progress towards clean energy goals
  • Find case studies of solar, energy efficiency, and green building projects in your community
  • Highlight and share your clean energy experiences, as a resident or a business, with others in your community
  • Educate others in your community about energy efficiency and clean energy implementation
  • Find the right resources, including tips, rebates, and financial incentives, to get started with clean energy
  • If you don’t see your installation or project, tell us about it by submitting the online form

Our Partners

The Silicon Valley Energy Map is a project of the Silicon Valley Energy Watch, with generous assistance from the following organizations:

  • City of Campbell
  • City of Cupertino
  • City of Gilroy
  • City of Los Altos
  • Town of Los Altos Hills
  • Town of Los Gatos
  • City of Milpitas
  • City of Monte Sereno
  • City of Morgan Hill
  • City of Mountain View
  • City of Palo Alto
  • City of San José
  • City of Santa Clara
  • City of Saratoga
  • City of Sunnyvale
  • Santa Clara County
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Build It Green
  • US Green Building Council
  • US Department of Energy
  • Ecology Action

About Silicon Valley Energy Watch

The Silicon Valley Energy Watch Program is a partnership between the City of San José and PG&E, providing information and services throughout Santa Clara County to help you save energy and save money. We offer a range of audits, retrofits, technical assistance, education, and more. Our target audiences include residents, non profits, small businesses, professionals, and local government.

Silicon Valley Energy Watch has four priority areas to help Santa Clara County take advantage of cost-saving, energy-efficient technologies and resources:

Services for Residents

We conduct community outreach, provide energy efficiency tools and services, and connect Santa Clara County residents with important resources to save energy and money at home.

Services for Small Business

Through our partner Ecology Action, we provide audit, direct installation, and rebate services. This program serves PG&E commercial customers who use under 200 kW of electricity.

Municipal and Non Profit Direct Install Program

The Silicon Valley Energy Watch includes an assistance program for Santa Clara County local governments. In partnership with Ecology Action, this program provides energy audits, direct installation, and Customized Retrofit services for municipal and non profit facilities throughout Santa Clara County.

Education, Outreach, and Information

In order to accomplish our ambitious energy goals, Santa Clara County’s residents, businesses, regulatory agencies, and others must have accurate and detailed information. Silicon Valley Energy Watch provides a range of services to help our community understand what energy efficiency means, the simple and farther-reaching steps to reduce energy use, and the resources available to help you do so. The Silicon Valley Energy Map is an important tool for individuals, businesses, and community leaders to learn about energy and track progress toward clean energy goals.

Our program also provides Kill-A-Watt™ plug power meters at all San José Public Library branches, which can be checked out free of charge to help you understand the energy use and associated costs of your appliances and electronics. Visit the CLASS CALENDAR to see our range of educational offerings, which cover a variety of energy efficiency technologies and services. Our program also provides limited local agency assistance to support energy outreach and education.

Contact Information

Silicon Valley Energy Watch
City of San José - Environmental Services Department
200 East Santa Clara - San José, CA, 95113
(408) 535-8550
svenergymap@sanjoseca.gov
www.svenergywatch.org

Program Funding

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

'PG&E' refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.



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