In the next few months, information in this space will be expanding with more details about Brea's varied sustainability efforts. Now that the solar power installations are complete, you can explore using a direct link to the production feed information, plus other energy related comparables. As efforts grow to wisely use resources as the City of Brea, thanks also for your personal efforts to be conservation-minded in your home and business. Look under the "Explore" header to the left on this page to connect to additional information and articles.
With small changes like turning off unneeded lights, recycling or shopping with reusable bags, you can do your part in reducing your carbon footprint. The goal of this challenge is to reduce 167 pounds of carbon emissions in one month. If continued for one year, it would equal to a one ton savings.
City managers are in a position as stewards of good initiatives. Pressures have increased to comply with mandates from Federal and State authorities for sustainable practices environmental. Resources are sometimes stretched to keep up with new expectations. In August 2012, Brea City Manager, Tim O’Donnell, answered some questions about how Brea is meeting the challenge.
Heating appliances should be serviced annually to confirm that they are functioning properly. A licensed heating contractor, plumber or SoCalGas can provide this service.
The City of Brea was recognized by The Climate Registry as this year’s government and institutional sector winner of the Cool Planet Award. The award is for outstanding efforts to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions.
Explore Brea's Solar Production Feed
You can see actual production data from the three Brea solar sites where electrical energy is being generated. Click here
for a live feed that refreshes every 15 minutes during the day.
Brea celebrated the completion of its Energy Efficiency and Solar Power Project at a dedication ceremony on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Civic & Cultural Center. The City is currently the largest producer of solar power in Orange County.
The Brea City Council presented the first Green Life, Green Brea
award to Beckman Coulter for its sustainable renovation of its long-time Brea facility.
The U. S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and Siemens Corporation selected Brea as a finalist for their annual Sustainable Community Awards program.