As approved by the Oakley City Council, the Building Department currently has a 50% fee reduction in place for energy conservation projects including new windows and HVAC installations. The fixed fees that are in place for new water heaters and photovoltaic systems also represent a significant reduction when compared to projects based on valuation alone. All plans for new buildings or additions to existing buildings are required to comply with the Green Building standards and typically include a plan page that identifies the green standards that apply to the project. Please contact the Building Department at (925) 625-7002 for more information.
The City also makes educational materials to building contractors and homeowners which are available at the Community Services counter. These materials include information ranging from available Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing options to guides on water efficient landscaping. As always, City Staff is available to assist residents and customers or direct you to the appropriate agency when the need arises.
The City is an active member of East Bay Energy Watch (EBEW), a Local Government Partnership between PG&E and Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. By 2016, the City expects to have an adopted Strategic Energy Plan in place, which help identify applicable programs offered by PG&E for municipal energy reductions.