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California—Leader of the Pack

Californians don't follow the crowds-they're the trend-setters and pioneers that everyone else seems to follow, sooner or later.  This is true in the critical issue of containing and reversing climate change.  As a state with the world's eighth largest economy and a continuing rate of population growth, the state realized several years ago that it needed to take the lead in driving carbon dioxide emission levels down for the good of the planet.  And it did so definitively, with SB 375 and AB 32 (and others), aiming to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.  From the state, to regional to local jurisdictions, we're on track to meet that aggressive goal.  But as we've realized, getting there will take the whole menu of strategies, from legislation to climate action plans, from state regulators to the local city councils and those of us planning and designing the California of the future.  

We offer CarbonPlanner as an innovation in anticipating climate changing emissions from our development projects.  It's designed for us--on the go, lots of decisions to make, environmentally conscious but weary of long, involved entitlement processes.  CarbonPlanner can take the pain out of CO2 reporting for CEQA by giving you an early look at your project's climate impact.  With 10 million more of us living here by 2030, we'll be building a lot of buildings and infrastructure.  We need to do it with foresight about the consequences on climate and its effects on the state we all enjoy. With CarbonPlanner, we think you'll have a great tool to cut to the chase on climate change.  

CarbonPlanner can help us create projects that will make it possible to look ahead and  meet our collective climate goals.

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