About the San Francisco Solar Map
The San Francisco Solar Map was developed by the San Francisco Department of the Environment and CH2M HILL to promote greater public awareness about solar potential in San Francisco and to facilitate greater solar usage among commercial and residential building owners.
About the San Francisco Urban Wind Map
Following on the San Francisco Urban Wind Task Force's 2009 Recommendations Report, the San Francisco Urban Wind Map was developed by the San Francisco Department of the Environment and consultant CH2M HILL to promote greater public awareness of wind energy and better understanding of San Francisco's urban wind energy resource. The San Francisco Urban Wind Map was developed with the generous support of the Sydney E. Frank Foundation.
About the San Francisco Department of the Environment
The San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFE) works to improve, enhance and preserve the environment, and to promote San Francisco's long-term well-being. In addition to its historic function of providing environmental policy direction for the Mayor and Board of Supervisors, SFE delivers service programs for San Francisco residents and businesses, including recycling, toxics reduction, environmental justice grants, and renewable energy and energy efficiency. SFE develops innovative, practical and wide-ranging environmental programs, fosters groundbreaking legislation, and connects the public to environmental resources by providing access to comprehensive and easy-to-use information on a wide range of sustainable practices. Some of the Department's ambitious environmental goals include reaching 100% waste diversion, curbing San Francisco's greenhouse gas emissions to 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2012 and 80% by 2050, and in 2011, Mayor Lee announced the goal of powering the city with 100% renewable electricity by 2030. The city has already met and exceeded significant interim goals, attaining a 77 percent waste diversion rate in 2010, and going well beyond Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gas reduction goals by reducing citywide emissions by nearly 12% in 2010 compared to 1990. For more information about SFE, go to http://www.sfenvironment.org.
About CH2M HILL
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in engineering, construction, and operations for public and private clients. With $4.5 billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an industry leading program management, construction management for fee, and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2006). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of transportation, water, energy, environment, communications, construction, and industrial facilities. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer by business media and professional associations worldwide. CH2M HILL has more than 19,000 employees in regional offices around the world. For more information about CH2M HILL, go to http://www.ch2m.com.
About Clean Power Research
Founded in 1998, Clean Power Research provides objective economic analysis about investments in clean energy technologies and tools to optimize clean energy program operations. The company’s hosted software services, consulting and research are used by clients in the federal government, state energy agencies, electric utilities, equipment manufacturers and equipment resellers. The Clean Power Research portfolio of web-based software includes Clean Power Estimatortm, QuickQuotestm, PowerClerk® and a new database of near real-time solar irradiance data called SolarAnywheretm. For more information visit: http://www.cleanpower.com.