City of San Rafael
United States

Population: 58994
Area of jurisdiction: 58.07 km2


  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 25% by 2020 (2005) n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets


Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2010 ):  2,172 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2010

Mitigation actions

Solar SEED Fund
The Solar Energy & Economic Development Fund (SEED Fund) initiative will demonstrate an innovative solar procurement business model that utilizes a public-private revolving fund. This will create a durable mechanism for enabling public participants to overcome adoption barriers with technical support that delivers significant reductions to overall project, transaction and administration costs. This will enable participant agencies across 3 counties to procure solar energy systems. Start year 2012
Sector Commercial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy
The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy developed by the City of San Rafael is designed to meet the requirements of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s (BAAQMD) criteria for a qualified greenhouse gas reduction strategy as defined in the district’s updated California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Air Quality Guidelines. The City’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy is articulated through the City’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP), which was adopted in May 2009, prior to BAAQMD’s release of its updated guidelines. Start year 2008
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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City Hall HVAC
This project replaced a 100-ton, water-cooled, reciprocating chiller with a 76-ton air-cooled chiller and converted two air handler units (AHUs) to variable flow units at the City Hall building at 1400 Fifth Street in San Rafael, California. The Installation Review (IR) is approved at a DEER Peak demand reduction of 20.19 kW and energy savings of 68,291.9 kWh. Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions