Department of Public Works

Sustainability Division

Sustainability Division

The Sustainability Division is committed to making City facilities and operations efficient and sustainable to best serve the citizens of Fresno. This work includes:

  • Assessing City facilities and operations to identify energy efficiency opportunities
  • Implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies
  • Energy usage benchmarking of City facilities
  • Research and evaluation of Electric Vehicle (EV) policies and opportunities
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Ann D. Kloose
Sustainability Manager
(559) 621-8179

Sarah Wood
Staff Assistant
(559) 621-8178

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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