Sustainability

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We make the City of Fresno run more efficiently.

Our efforts include:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Solar Energy and Battery Storage
  • Installation of EV Chargers
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Legislation Support
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Who we are

  • Negotiated over 25 MW of new solar projects at 15 City sites
  • Developed solar battery storage projects totaling 6.3 MW
  • Supported LED streetlight conversion savings of 8.9 million kWh annually-saving $1.6 million
  • Implemented PARCS, Fire and Police energy efficiency and solar projects

Where it
matters most


68.3 million kWh savings helps clean our air and is equivalent to:

  • Removing 10,000 vehicles off the roads
  • Enough energy to power 9,000 homes
  • 46,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided
  • 775,000 trees grown over 10 years
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How we are saving

  • $166 million projected savings on the City’s utility bills over 20 years
  • Secured EV charger infrastructure grants totaling $775,0000

Our promise to you

We promise to improve the air quality and our environment by improving
energy efficiencies through our facilities, reducing our carbon footprint by
reducing energy consumption and increasing renewable energy.

The Sustainability Division of Public Works is committed to:

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Improving Air Quality
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Saving Tax Payer Money
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Increasing renewable energy generation
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Building a stronger economy
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Creating local jobs
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Providing utility rate stability
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Improving community confidence

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Mayor Jerry Dyer Receives
Climate Protection Award

The United States Conference of Mayors awarded Mayor Jerry Dyer and the City of Fresno an Honorable Mention in the 2022 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards – Large City Category.

The City of Fresno made significant strides in implementing the City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) calling for a reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and increasing renewable energy. The City is recognized by the United States Conference of Mayors for its efforts in achieving energy efficiency and renewable energy. The two-part program saves more than $166 million in taxpayer funds over the next 20 years and is equivalent to removing 10,000 vehicles off city streets and growing 775,000 new trees in just 10 years.
The Mayors Citywide Energy and Sustainability Program is vital because Fresno suffers from some of the most significant air quality challenges in the nation. The mayor concentrated his efforts to achieve these goals by:

  • Upgrading streetlights and facility lighting to LED
  • Installing improved transformers
  • Replacing HVAC thermostats and upgrading systems to be more efficient
  • Installing auto-sensing light controls
  • Investing in solar and battery storage at 18 City-owned facilities using the most energy

“Receiving recognition from the National Mayors Conference for our efforts in reducing our energy footprint is just the icing on the cake. The real reward is for our residents in decreasing over 36 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering our atmosphere and the savings in taxpayer funds. Cleaner air and saving money is always a good thing,” says Mayor Jerry Dyer.

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Contact Us

Ann De. Kloose

Sustainability Manager
[email protected]
(559) 621-8179

Megan Bjerke

Staff Assistant
[email protected]
(559) 621-8179

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