Goleta Train Station Master Plan
AEP Merit Award for Outstanding Planning Document
The Goleta Train Depot Master Plan represents the initial phase of the Goleta Train Depot expansion project, establishing appropriate recommendations and guidelines that will shape the ultimate design and functionality of the rail depot. The master planning process focused on the identification of mobility and station improvements while promoting the conservation of environmental resources. A greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction analysis prepared by SBCAG found that the project could reduce GHG emissions in the region by 525,119 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. This comprehensive look at the overall functionality of the depot through the development of the Goleta Train Depot Master Plan illustrates Goleta’s commitment to a transportation network that serves the needs of regional residents, businesses, and visitors while maintaining the City’s high standards of development and environmental protection.
Del Mar Energy Efficiency Program
AEP Merit Award for Outstanding Public Outreach
The City of Del Mar (City) Home Energy Savings (HES) Program is a public outreach program designed to help disadvantaged, older adult residents of Del Mar evaluate their energy efficiency needs and overcome obstacles to making energy efficiency upgrades. As part of the City’s 2016 Climate Action Plan, the HES program was developed to be a socially equitable implementation of energy efficiency outreach and education. A wide range of public outreach efforts were completed, including developing an outreach strategy and materials, attending small group events, tabling at community events, and canvassing to promote and offer no-cost home energy audits as a means to connect residents with energy efficiency programs available through San Diego Gas and Electric.