The new County Sustainability Office is here for you! Sustainability isn't just good for the environment-- it can also improve your quality of life! We're here to empower our community to live a cleaner, greener lifestyle.
The Santa Fe County Sustainability Division promotes and implements practices that increase resiliency and reduce harmful impacts on shared resources. We accomplish this by continually improving County operations and facilities, and by providing technical assistance to businesses, public agencies, and residents to ensure shared resources meet the needs of current and future generations. How can we help YOU?
Now is a great time to solarize your home, (or to encourage your landlord to do so). Solar electric and thermal systems are a cost-effective way to invest more securely. We can help you get started and find financial incentives. 30% federal tax credits are only available through 2019, so go solar today.
Many Santa Fe County home use less than 65 gallons per day. How low can you go? Questions about saving water? Does your rooftop water harvesting system need an upgrade? Have questions about metering and reporting your domestic well use? We can help!
Green building? Requirements in the Santa Fe County Sustainable Land Development Code related
to sustainability? Native xeriscaping? How planting trees can help save money on utility bills? How
to avoid household toxins? Other ways to live lightly in this region? Contact us today:
For water questions:
Claudia Borchert [bot protected email address] / 505-992-3044
For solid waste and transportation questions:
Neal Denton [bot protected email address] / 505-992-9832
For energy, solar, and landscaping questions:
Ashley Zappe [bot protected email address] / 505-992-9862
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NM Energy Conservation & Management Division - State tax credits and other incentives
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City of Santa Fe - Green Building Code and related Info