State and Local Policy Database

San Juan

City Scorecard Rank

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San Juan, PR

Scored out of 100Updated 8/2019
Local Government Score:
Procurement and Construction List All

Fleet policies and composition 

We could not find information on San Juan’s fleet procurement policies or fuel efficiency requirements. We were unable to find data regarding fleet composition.

Public lighting

We did not find information regarding the adoption of a policy requiring efficient outdoor lighting, such as the International Dark-Sky Association’s Model Lighting Ordinance. We could not confirm if San Juan has an outdoor lighting upgrade program.

Onsite renewable systems

We were unable to find information regarding onsite renewable energy systems in San Juan.

Inclusive procurement

We could not verify if the city has inclusive procurement and contracting processes.

Last updated: March 2020

Asset Management List All

Building Benchmarking

We were unable to find information regarding San Juan’s benchmarking practices.

Comprehensive Retrofit Strategy

We did not find information regarding a comprehensive retrofit strategy in San Juan.

Public Workforce Commuting

We did not find data on policies to reduce the commutes of city workers, such as flex schedules and teleworking.

Last updated: July 2020

Community-Wide Initiatives
Community-Wide Climate Mitigation and Energy GoalsList All

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: August 2020

Equity-Driven Approaches to Clean Energy Planning, Implementation, and EvaluationList All

Equity-Driven Community Engagement

We were unable to determine whether relevant decision-makers have taken a unique and expanded approach in conducting engagement for multiple clean energy initiatives with marginalized groups compared to engagement with other city constituencies.

Equity-Driven Decision-Making

We were unable to determine if the city has created a formal role for marginalized community residents or local organizations representing those communities to participate in decision-making that affects the creation or implementation of a local energy, sustainability, or climate action plan.

Accountability to Equity

We were unable to determine whether the city has adopted specific goals, metrics, or protocols to track how multiple energy, sustainability, or climate action initiatives are affecting local marginalized groups. 

Last updated: August 2020

Clean Distributed Energy SystemsList All

We could not verify if the city has adopted a formal policy, rule, or agreement that supports the creation of clean distributed energy systems.

Last updated: August 2020

Mitigation of Urban Heat Islands List All

UHI Mitigation Goal

We could not verify if the county has adopted a quantifiable urban heat island mitigation goal.

UHI Policies and Programs

We were unable to determine if the county has adopted specific policies or programs that incorporate requirements or incentives to mitigate the urban heat island effect. 

Last updated: August 2020

Buildings Policies
Buildings Summary List All

San Juan enforces the state-mandated energy codes. We could not find information on city mandated benchmarking policies, incentives, or above-code energy action requirements.

Last updated: March 2020

Building Energy Code AdoptionList All

Overview

Puerto Rico allows its local jurisdictions to adopt building energy codes other than the state standards. Puerto Rico adopted the 2018  International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with amendments

Commercial

San Juan enforces the state energy code. New Buildings Insititute is unable to produce a zEPI score for San Juan because there are no available analyses comparing the city’s code to model energy codes.

Residential

San Juan enforces the state energy code. New Buildings Insititute is unable to produce a zEPI score for San Juan because there are no available analyses comparing the city’s code to model energy codes.

Solar- and EV-ready

We were unable to find information about whether the city has passed an ordinance mandating new construction be solar- and/or EV-ready.

Last updated: March 2020

Building Energy Code Enforcement and ComplianceList All

The city requires plan reviews and site inspections to verify code compliance. We could not find information on the number of full-time employees the city staffs to enforce the energy code. We could not find information regarding upfront support for code compliance.

Last updated: March 2020

Benchmarking, Rating, & Transparency List All

Commercial and multifamily

We could not find information on whether the city has adopted a mandatory benchmarking and disclosure policy for commercial and multifamily buildings.

Single-family     

We could not find information on whether the city has adopted a mandatory benchmarking and disclosure policy for single-family home.

Last updated: March 2020

Incentives and Financing for Efficient Buildings and Renewable EnergyList All

We could not find information on the number of incentives the city offers for energy efficiency, solar energy, and/or low-income energy improvement projects.

Last updated: March 2020

Required Energy ActionsList All

We could not find information on whether the city requires building owners to conduct additional above-code energy actions.

Last updated: March 2020

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Workforce DevelopmentList All

We could not verify if the city has programs committed to developing a dedicated energy efficiency and/or renewable energy workforce.

Last updated: March 2020

Energy & Water Utilities
Transportation