Energy

Conserve

There are plenty of ways that you can get involved in the effort towards achieving a greener, cleaner future for your city.  Find out how you can conserve energy in your home or business…

Go Solar

Solar consumers are eligible for federal tax incentives for the purchase and installation of eligible solar systems, including both solar photovoltaics (PV) and solar hot water (solar thermal) systems, as well as other renewable energy investments.

Save

Did you know that you could get paid for saving? Learn how conserving energy can save you money and earn rewards.  For information about tips, rebates, and rewards programs…

AQMD EV Charging Incentive

Energy Upgrade California

Financing Options for Energy Efficient Home Improvements

How to Adjust Your Water Heater

Local Utility Companies

Rebates for Businesses

Rebates for Residents

Resources


Irvine stands at the forefront of many of the environmental programs being developed to address these issues, especially in the area of energy conservation. With the adoption of the Irvine Energy Plan in 2008, the city focuses on finding the most effective solutions to the current energy situation. Among its many noteworthy objectives, the Irvine Energy Plan has set a goal to reduce building energy use to 30 percent by the year 2015. The City of Irvine has also determined to transition new buildings citywide to renewable energy sources such as solar power and incorporate energy efficiency practices into existing city facilities. The City of Irvine continues to strive beyond the mandatory requirements as it sets up new initiatives towards a clean energy future. Irvine residents can take pride in the assurance that its city is a leader in the environmental effort for cleaner, more efficient energy use.

In response to the growing reality of environmental concerns, initiatives in sustainability, green building, conservation, and recycling have all become increasingly important issues for local governments. Irvine stands at the forefront of many of the environmental programs being developed to address these issues, especially in the area of energy conservation.

In November of 2009, Irvine Unified School District’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to install solar panels at all of their 21 school sites, representing one of the largest solar installations of any school system in the country.

In accordance with California’s Global Warming Solutions Act established through Assembly Bill 32, the City of Irvine has also set its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Citywide to 1990 levels by 2020. While California is recognized as a forerunner in the enactment of green policies, the City of Irvine continues to strive beyond the mandatory requirements as it sets up new initiatives towards a clean energy future. Irvine residents can take pride in the assurance that its city is a leader in the environmental effort for cleaner, more efficient energy use.