Climate Action Plan
With a centralized location southeast of San Francisco on the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay, Hayward, California, is known as the "Heart of the Bay." With an eye on creating a sustainable future for its residents and businesses, Hayward hired HDR to help it create a Climate Action Plan to address concerns about greenhouse gas emissions and confront concerns about the affects of climate change on their community. The Hayward City Council adopted the Climate Action Plan prepared by HDR, which spells out ways for the community to reduce its carbon footprint, decrease dependence on non-renewable sources of energy, focus on "green" economic development and enhance the health of all who live and work in the community.
The Climate Action Plan recommends greenhouse gas reduction targets to align Hayward's reduction targets with state goals and offers strategies to help the city meet these targets. The plan explains best practices for implementation and recommendations on how to measure progress.