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"San Carlos Green" Task Force
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San Carlos Green is a community task force whose goal is to inspire a more environmentally conscious and sustainable community. Working in collaboration with City government, the group is engaging residents and the business community in environmental initiatives that reduce the city's carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices.

2008 California Energy Standards
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The 2008 California Energy Standards became effective on January 1, 2010. All Residential and Commercial projects submitted on or after this date shall comply with these standards.

2010 California Green Building Standards (CALGreen) Code
  • Guide
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The purpose of this code is to improve public health, safety and general welfare by enhancing the design and construction of buildings through the use of building concepts having a reduced negative impact or positive environmental impact and encouraging sustainable construction practices in the following categories:
1. Planning and design
2. Energy efficiency
3. Water efficiency and conservation
4. Material conservation and resource efficiency
5. Environmental...

2010 Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)
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TCRP Report 140: A Guide for Planning and Operating Flexible Public Transportation Services describes the types of flexible transportation service strategies appropriate for small, medium, and large urban and rural transit agencies. This guide includes discussions on financial and political realities, operational issues, and institutional mechanisms appropriate for implementing and sustaining flexible transportation services. This guide will be helpful to public transportation providers,...

2011 CAFE Green Flight Challenge
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Today’s environmental and energy concerns compel aviation to go “Green”. To lead the way, the $1.65M NASA-funded Green Flight Challenge is a flight competition for quiet, practical, Green aircraft that will take place at the CAFE Foundation Flight Test Center at Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, California. It is the largest-ever prize for civil aviation and there are currently 13 teams entered. Team aircraft must fly 200 miles in less than two hours using the energy...

2012 Regional Transportation Plan—Southern California Association of Governments
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The SCAG Regional Transportation Plan is a long-range vision document that is developed and updated by SCAG every four years. The 2012 Draft Regional Transportation Plan integrates transportation, land use, housing, and environmental planning with the goal of reducing regional greenhouse gas emissions.

3Degrees
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  • Tool
  • Training

3Degrees helps organizations buy, sell and market environmental commodities such as Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and verified carbon offsets. We partner with organizations that seek to utilize environmental markets to build value for their customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders. Through these partnerships, 3Degrees accelerates the development of a low-carbon, renewable energy economy by increasing demand for renewable energy and carbon offsets, channeling capital to...

A Governor's Guide to Cluster-Based Economic Development (2002)
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State economies are the economic engine of America.To achieve their potential—both in terms of technology and human capital—governors must have access to the most sophisticated tools available for helping workers and industry stay competitive.The tools provided to states under this initiative should help foster a new understanding of economic development and ready states for the 21st century.

A Guide for Hotels: Boosting Profits with Energy Efficiency and Conversion
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As any hotel operator knows, keeping guests happy requires a high level of service and comfort. Traditionally this has also meant a high level of energy consumption - but it doesn't need to be that way. Through energy efficiency and conservation measures, you can dramatically reduce energy use and utility bills - helping to limit greenhouse gas emissions, preserve the environment and protect California's energy security - all while improving the guest experience and your bottom line. This...

A Guide to Hybrid Incentives and Laws
  • Finance
  • Guide

Depending on when you bought a hybrid or other green car, which model you purchased, and how many deductions you are already taking, you might be entitled to a significant tax credit. We’ll continue to track federal, local and corporate hybrid incentives, and share it in these pages. You'll also find the latest government proposals and plans.

A Guide to Smart Growth and Cultural Resource Planning
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A Guide to Smart Growth and Cultural Resource Planning was prepared by the Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society. When Wisconsin Act 9 was signed into law on October 27, 1999, Wisconsin joined the nation’s growing comprehensive planning movement. This new legislation presents the historic preservation community in Wisconsin with a unique opportunity to integrate cultural resource preservation into the larger comprehensive planning process..

A Guidebook for Sustainability Performance Measurement for Transportation Agencies (2011)
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This new book describes the underlying principles of sustainability as they relate to transportation, possible goals that can be used to address these principles, and performance measures that can be used to assess progress toward those goals. This guidebook was prepared for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program.

A Leafy Legacy: History of Burlingame's Trees
  • Report
  • Tool

Thanks to Burlingame resident, Danica Hodge, for providing this history of the trees in the City of Burlingame. This project was done while Danica interned with the Burlingame Historical Society and was completed for a class while studying for her Master's Degree in the Museum Studies Program at San Francisco State. This site has the goal of illustrating the special role of trees in the city of Burlingame and examining the history of Burlingame through the story of its trees.

A Local Goverment Guide to LEED for Neighborhood Development
  • Case Study
  • Guide
  • Tool

The purpose of this guide is to explore one tool in particular – the LEED for Neighborhood Development
(LEED-ND) rating system – focusing specifically on the ways it can be best used by local governments to
achieve sustainability goals.

AAA Greenlight Initiative
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AAA's Greenlight program provides information about alternative and fuel efficient vehicles. Launched in 2005, AAA Greenlight® represents AAA’s commitment to the promotion and development of alternative fuel and vehicle technologies.

In response to our 2008 survey, AAA Members felt strongly that our country should rely less on foreign oil and more than half were planning to switch to a hybrid or more fuel-efficient vehicle. Moreover, a vast majority of Members said that they look to...

AARP: Planning Complete Streets for an Aging America (2009)
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This report offers refinements to intersection design treatments recommended by the Federal Highway Administration in its Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians. A public opinion telephone survey of the 50+ population, an online survey of more than 1,000 transportation planners and engineers, and an inventory of the 80 existing state Complete Streets policies inform this study.

AB 32 and SB 375 Legal Analysis Resources
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The Institute for Local Government has prepared a legal analysis of Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (sometimes known by its legislative identity: SB 375) explaining how this law specifically affects local agencies.
The Institute has also prepared a legal analysis of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (sometimes known by its legislative identity: AB 32) explaining how this law affects local agencies as it relates to sustainability and...

AB 811: Clean Energy Financing Law
  • Finance
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AB 811 authorizes all cities and counties in California to designate areas within which property owners may finance renewable generation and energy efficiency improvements through low-interest loans that are repaid as an item on the property owner's property tax bill.

ABAG Energy Watch Program
  • Case Study
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The Association of Bay Area Governments Energy Watch Partnership provides free energy efficiency services to local governments in the SF Bay Area. This joint partnership of ABAG and PG&E achieves energy efficiency savings in public facilities and promotes energy efficiency community-wide.

ABR Environmental Research and Services
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  • Training

ABR, Inc. —Environmental Research and Services, is a professional consulting firm and leader in promoting sustainable business practices by managing resources in both an economically sound and environmentally responsible manner. Founded in 1976 under the name Alaska Biological Research, Inc., ABR’s mission is to provide timely, accurate, and cost-effective services to those who protect, manage, and develop natural resources. Our services have benefited a diverse array of clients, including...

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