19th of July, 2023, ID360 has been selected to support the City of San Jose’s Building Electrification and Reach Code Analysis. This marks a critical step in the city’s relentless pursuit of carbon neutrality by 2030.

As one of the largest cities in California, San Jose recognizes the urgent need to address climate change and reduce its environmental footprint. By embarking on the Building Electrification and Reach Code Analysis, the city is taking proactive measures to transition away from fossil fuel-dependent infrastructure and embrace cleaner, more sustainable alternatives.  This comprehensive analysis aims to assess and implement sustainable strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings.

“This analysis marks a significant milestone for the City of San Jose towards carbon neutrality, said Melanie Jacobson, Founder and Principal of ID360. “The City is committed to harnessing the power of sustainable solutions to combat climate change and protect the well-being of its residents and future generations. Our team is excited to collaborate with the city staff and support the City’s sustainability goals.”

Together with the ID360 team, the City of San Jose will focus on exploring innovative building electrification techniques and reach codes that encourage the use of renewable energy sources. By incentivizing energy-efficient practices, the City of San Jose aims to drastically reduce carbon emissions associated with new and existing buildings. By collaborating with industry experts, environmental organizations, and community stakeholders, the City of San Jose intends to develop effective policies and incentives that encourage sustainable building practices while ensuring affordability and equitable access for all residents.

This ambitious initiative aligns with the City’s Climate Smart San Jose plan, which sets forth a comprehensive roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. Through coordinated efforts and continued engagement with the community, the City of San Jose is poised to lead the charge in creating a more sustainable, resilient, and livable city.

ID360 has a long history of supporting California communities with climate action planning and implementation. ID360’s Climate Action Leadership program conducts a comprehensive audit of existing programs, metrics, ordinances, and interdepartmental coordination efforts related to the fulfillment and implementation of sustainability goals. Through this assessment, ID360 can evaluate the city’s current plans and strategize opportunities for improvement. The review concludes with recommendations for a CAP organizational strategy, and a management system designed to respond to new State legislation, changing priorities, and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction policies using an interdepartmental collaboration model.

To learn more about ID360’s work and other decarbonization and green code services please visit www.ID360.green