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Perris Solar Shine Program Saves Money and Resources

Perris Solar Shine Program Saves Money and Resources

July 2009
An Ocean of Opportunity

An Ocean of Opportunity

The Marine Life Protection Act gives cities a tool to protect both economic and natural resources.

July 2009
Calculating Carbon Emissions

Calculating Carbon Emissions

Is it better to invest in high-efficiency fluorescent lamps or a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system if you can’t do both?

July 2009
Symposium Focuses On Creating Healthier Neighborhoods

Symposium Focuses On Creating Healthier Neighborhoods

July 2009
Too Much Waste Costing Too Much Money: It’s Time for Product Stewardship

Too Much Waste Costing Too Much Money: It’s Time for Product Stewardship

Despite recycling efforts, waste generation continues to increase.

July 2009
How GIS Can Save Money and Increase Efficiency for Cities

How GIS Can Save Money and Increase Efficiency for Cities

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to automate the notification process reduced the amount of staff time needed to do the job by 90 percent. And that’s just one of several recent examples of success the City of Santa Rosa has experienced with GIS.

June 2009
Tips for Your Community: How to Save Lighting Energy

Tips for Your Community: How to Save Lighting Energy

The California Lighting Technology Center at the University of California, Davis, puts the goals of green design and energy-efficient lighting into practice and offers local governments a number of useful resources.

June 2009
Using Design-Build Can Save Money on Public Construction

Using Design-Build Can Save Money on Public Construction

The Legislature recently granted California cities expanded authority to use the design-build project delivery method.

May 2009
Is the State Eating Its Seed Corn? How Cutting Redevelopment Kills Jobs

Is the State Eating Its Seed Corn? How Cutting Redevelopment Kills Jobs

Investments by redevelopment agencies represent one of the state’s most meaningful economic development programs.

May 2009
Building a Green Economy: The Recycled Market Development Zone Program Provides Help and Resources

Building a Green Economy: The Recycled Market Development Zone Program Provides Help and Resources

The RMDZ program provides affordable loans and technical assistance that can help a manufacturing business through the challenging formative stages of developing new recycled-materials products.

May 2009