ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce fully supports energy efficiency. We connect businesses, people, organizations and municipalities to resources and programs that help save energy, conserve water, provide sustainability, and ease your monthly energy bill in the process.

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is the implementer for the Santa Barbara County Energy Watch Partnership. The Partnership has assisted hundreds of businesses in northern Santa Barbara County in becoming energy efficient and saving on their monthly energy bill. The Partnership has also assisted local municipalities including Santa Maria, Solvang, Buellton, Guadalupe, and the unincorporated areas of northern Santa Barbara County. Select the Energy Watch Partnership tab for further details.

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is also the Zoning Administrator for the Santa Barbara Regional RMDZ (Recycling Market Development Zone). The RMDZ program provides low interest loans and technical assistance to firms that use recycled materials to make new products or that prevent or reduce waste as part of the manufacturing process. Select the Recycling Market Development Zone tab for further details.

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is Green Business Certified. The Chamber successfully completed an extensive certification process. This included upgrading the facility lighting, replacing some electrical and plumbing fixtures, incorporating programs for recycling and sustainability, and refocusing the way the office operates.  The Chamber received certification in February of 2014. For additional information on the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County and how your business can become green business certified, select the Green Business Program tab for details.

For assistance with the  Santa Barbara County Energy Watch Partnership, the RMDZ program, and overall energy efficiency and sustainability, contact:

Dave Cross
Program Manager
dave@santamaria.com
(805) 925-2403
Mobile: (805) 680-5016

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