The city of Chula Vista is a model of how to implement sustainability measures in a way that results in a more vibrant, healthy and prosperous community.
Chula Vista, Calif. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014
The Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative honored the city of Chula Vista with a Spotlight Award for the its efforts to save energy. The awards were presented during the recent 2014 League of California Cities Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The city’s achievements were recognized as a part of its participation in the sustainability recognition program, the Beacon Award: Local Leadership toward Solving Climate Change. Chula Vista received a 2014 Platinum Spotlight Award for 24 percent in energy savings. Last year, the Chula Vista received a similar award for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.
To achieve these impressive energy savings the city converted residential and arterial roadway streetlights to LEDs and upgraded heating, cooling and ventilation systems at the South Library and Norman Park Center among other facilities. In addition to these energy savings, Chula Vista has implemented a number of best practices including promoting recycling, bicycling and other alternative modes of transportation and conserving water.
“The Beacon Award program honors local agencies for innovative solutions that address climate change. The city of Chula Vista is a model of how to implement sustainability measures in a way that results in a more vibrant, healthy and prosperous community,” said Martin Gonzalez, Director, Institute for Local Government.
More information about Chula Vista’s Beacon Spotlight Award activities is available at w http://www.ca-ilg.org/beaconaward/chulavista. For information on Chula Vista’s environmental services and programs, go to http://www.chulavistaca.gov/clean.