Office of Sustainability


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P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283-3966

Physical Address
1400 S. Flores, Unit #2
San Antonio, TX 78204





  • Douglas Melnick Email Douglas Melnick
    Chief Sustainability Officer

Environment Overview

The City of San Antonio is actively, saving water, improving air quality and reducing energy consumption within its municipal operations and within the community.

Case Study: Historic Solar Home

The purpose of this case study was to examine the construction of a new, single family home, with an included solar energy system, in an official historic neighborhood in San Antonio.

Read more about the Historic Solar Home case study.

CPS Energy Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP)

CPS Energy’s Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP) is an aggressive energy conservation program to save 771 MW of electricity (the equivalent of one power plant) between 2009 and 2020.

Read more about the Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP).

Drought Operations Plan

The Drought Operations Plan establishes guidelines and procedures for limiting water consumption by COSA departments during drought restriction periods as well as throughout the entire calendar year.

Read more about the Drought Operations Plan.

Mayor's Monarch Pledge

The City of San Antonio committed to the National Wildlife Federation’s “Mayor’s Monarch Pledge,” by working with partners to enhance habitat for pollinating insects and to educate and encourage the greater community to support this initiative.

Read more about the Mayor's Monarch Pledge.

Solar Plan

The City of San Antonio’s “Solar Development Plan” identifies a set of stakeholder-recommended strategies, concepts, goals, and action steps that will increase San Antonio’s leadership in the solar industry and will help guide the region’s activities in deploying solar technologies and in growing various aspects of the solar industry in the near-, middle-, and long-term.

Read more about the Solar Plan.

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