Greening San Diego
The "Greening San Diego" program is a strategic partnership led by CleanTECH San Diego and local municipalities that is designed to accelerate the adoption and proliferation of sustainability solutions. This collaborative effort leverages the demonstrated success of the University of California at San Diego's Sustainability 2.0 Model.
With a daily population of 45,000, UCSD has the size and complexity of a small city. Responding to a state mandate to reduce its energy consumption 10 years ago, UCSD is now among the greenest campuses in the country and is a living laboratory of proven state-of-the-art solutions. Coupling this successful sustainability model with the utility's broad portfolio of sustainable programs and incentives, the "Greening San Diego" program enables participating municipalities to repopulate this business model.
The City of Santee and City of Lemon Grove have been CleanTECH San Diego's pilot partners in launching the Greening San Diego Program. CleanTech San Diego has identified and is actively facilitating best practice sharing amongst the region's municipalities in the following areas.
In this process, CleanTECH San Diego is building a local "CleanTECH Provider Network" of its member companies that provide sustainability products and services and thereby creating a robust marketplace. This network raises the visibility of local vendors and suppliers to participate in all competitive bid procurements.