4 Takeaways from the 2017 Water Conservation Showcase

By Année Tousseau Last week, volunteers from Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) attended the annual Water Conservation Showcase. The event is a partnership between the US Green Building Council Northern California Chapter, PG&E, East Bay Municipal Utility District, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and AIA San Francisco. PG&E provided a venue for the event at its Pacific […]

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A Look at How Recycled Water Is Made

By Année Tousseau It was a beautiful day when I toured the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center in north San Jose in late February—for the first time in a long time, sunny skies and no rain.   Operated by the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD), this facility is the largest advanced water purification […]

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Creating an Ecosystem for a Carbon Balanced Planet

Last week, Sustainable Silicon Valley and the Center for Carbon Removal (CCR) hosted “Creating an Ecosystem for a Carbon Balanced Planet.” Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, gave the keynote speech at the evening workshop. The event took place at DLA Piper’s beautiful office overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., Golden Vineyards, […]

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SunWork volunteers

Blockfest Preview & Photos of EHP’s Energy-Efficient Upgrades

By Année Tousseau, August 2016 —  Sustainable Silicon Valley’s Net Positive Communities team has been working with Ecumenical Hunger Program to help them become more energy-efficient. Thanks to a grant from Mitsubishi and technical expertise from SunWork, EHP’s East Palo Alto campus got a makeover with solar panels and a cool roof. Learn more details via our blog post here. Here’re […]

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SSV Joins Northern California Facilities Expo — A Fall Event

By Neelanjana Gautam, August 2016 — Sustainable Silicon Valley joins the Northern California Facilities Expo, a 2-day event being held from September 21 to September 22, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. The event facilitates an opportunity to experience first-hand a number of innovative Silicon Valley technologies and exhibits on energy-efficiency […]

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Community Choice Energy: Bay Area Initiatives

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