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REACH beyond Title 24 for electric new buildings

By Bruce Naegel December 2018 Cities implement REACH codes (local building ordinances) for stricter environmental standards than the standard building code (Title 24 Section 6) (1). For example, cities write REACH codes for lighting, PV solar and energy efficiency.  Then, cities release REACH codes as part of the Title 24 release. The latest Title 24 […]

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Direct Potable Reuse: Creating a Responsible & Local Water Source for Silicon Valley

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] Silicon Valley, like elsewhere in California, faces serious water supply issues. Traditional water sources for the region including imported water resources from the State Water Project, and Sierra Nevada snowpack are already stretched thin, and yet the region’s population and development continues to grow, leading to increased demand for water. Sustainable Silicon Valley […]

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The Five Essentials Water Reusers Need to Know About SB 966

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] [/cmsms_text][/cmsms_column][/cmsms_row][cmsms_row data_width=”boxed” data_padding_left=”3″ data_padding_right=”3″ data_color=”default” data_bg_color=”#ffffff” data_bg_position=”top center” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_color_overlay=”#000000″ data_overlay_opacity=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_padding_bottom=”50″][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][/cmsms_column][/cmsms_row][cmsms_row data_width=”boxed” data_padding_left=”3″ data_padding_right=”3″ data_color=”default” data_bg_color=”#ffffff” data_bg_position=”top center” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_color_overlay=”#000000″ data_overlay_opacity=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_padding_bottom=”50″][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] By Cindy Clark, Sr Water Director at Sustainable Silicon Valley On a gorgeous autumn day in San Francisco, I had […]

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SAFE process Equipment

Can the SAFE process turn food scraps into money?

From left to right; Jennifer Thompson, SSV, Louie Pellegrini Cofounder SAFE, Bruce Naegel, SSV, Michelle Marin, SSV Lauren Swezey. Facebook, Cindy Clark, SSV SAFE stands for Sustainable Alternative Feed Enterprises.  So, the SAFE process recycles food scraps and creates products with demand within the US.   Unlike other recycling segments, this is a bright spot in the […]

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Governor Brow B-55-18

B-55-18 launches carbon neutral California

B-55-18 leads California to carbon neutrality by 2045. Yes, it is not easy. However, California leads in climate initiatives. Therefore, we need to do this for California and for all of us. B-55-18’s strong foundation First, before announcing B-55-18, Governor Brown signed SB 100. SB 100 states California’s electrical energy will be generated ONLY by […]

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Victory for California Water Reusers: Sustainable Silicon Valley Helps Pass SB 966

On September 28th Governor Brown signed into law SB 966, California’s first onsite non-potable reuse legislation. SSV actively supported passing this important legislation over the past two years. Water recycling is a greatly underutilized water source for California, which faces a variety of stresses on local water supplies. Authored by Senator Scott Wiener, SB 966 […]

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