- News | 09/12/2017
Landscape professionals: Learn best practices for complying with the statewide Water-Efficient Landscape Ordinance.Read More
The purpose of this Model Guide Specification is to provide the building industry with a consistent set of technical requirements for deconstructing buildings as the Owner’s directed method of building removal, based on the best knowledge and practices available within the industry.
BMRA Model Guide Specification: Section 02 42 13.13 Deconstruction of Buildings
- News | 09/24/2014
Heeding the Governor's call to cut back on water use, in June the city of Pleasanton replaced the lawn around its administration buildings with new landscaping designed to reduce water consumption by as much as 93 percent.Read More
These guidelines and tips supplement the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Model Policy. Topics covered include implementation strategies by product category and best practices for program evaluation.
A policy template prepared by StopWaste that can be adapted by local governments, institutions and businesses to adopt environmentally preferable purchasing practices. Available as a Word document and a PDF.
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, has collaborated with StopWaste.Org to develop Sustainability Inventories for five jurisdictions in Alameda County. The Sustainability Inventory provides a jurisdiction with an initial (baseline) “picture” of each community’s environmental, social, and economic conditions and resources. The cities of Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Oakland, and San Leandro have completed inventories. The Case Studies presented here provide some examples of actions municipalities around the country are taking to implement sustainability plans and policies.
This report includes a menu of activities for cities to adopt to achieve greenhouse gas savings.
by Lisa A. Skumatz, Ph.D., Skumatz Economic Research Associates (SERA)Read More