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Climate Action Plan Ordinances

Ordinances amend the Carlsbad Municipal Code. The following ordinances  establish new regulations related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative water heating, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and transportation demand management in order to implement the city’s approved Climate Action Plan. The ordinances, which were adopted by the Carlsbad City Council on March 12, 2019,  apply to all new and some existing developments. They become effective and enforceable on different dates as noted next to links below.

Below are links to brief summaries of each ordinance, as well as the text of each adopted ordinance and related cost effectiveness studies.

Fact sheets on ordinances for nonresidential buildings

Electric vehicle
Transportation demand management
Solar photovoltaic and water heating
Energy conservation

Fact sheets on ordinances for residential buildings

Electric vehicle
Water heating
Energy conservation

Adopted Climate Action Plan ordinances

Electric vehicle (effective April 11, 2019)
Transportation demand management (effective April 11, 2019)
Energy conservation, solar photovoltaic and water heating (effective upon approval by the California Energy Commission, estimated June/July 2019)
Residential water heating (effective January 1, 2020)

Cost Effectiveness Studies 

Electric vehicle
Solar photovoltaic and water heating
Residential energy conservation
Nonresidential energy conservation

Additional Documents

Citywide TDM Plan