San Mateo Climate Action Plan

PlaceWorks was the prime consultant for San Mateo’s CAP update. The original plan, which was prepared by PlaceWorks staff while at another firm, included inventories and forecasts, a comprehensive GHG-reduction plan, and an implementation and monitoring plan. This plan led to innovative, effective GHG-reduction efforts—e.g., Peninsula Clean Energy, multifamily residential energy retrofits, and a public-private bike-share program. The 2020 CAP update advances existing programs, establishes new efforts, and extends these efforts to 2050. PlaceWorks staff prepared the CAP while updating the General Plan, which ensures greater consistency between the two and more fully integrates sustainability policy into the community’s long-range planning.