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Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Station No. 4: Pleasanton, CA

The City of Pleasanton's Fire Station No. 4 was the first LEED-certified emergency services building in Alameda County, and at the time of construction in 2005 had the highest LEED rating in the nation for an emergency services building. It was also the first property to earn the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape designation. 

Click the Download button for a detailed case study (PDF). 

Green Points in Pleasanton: Sycamore Heights by SummerHill, Pleasanton, CA

At Sycamore Heights in Pleasanton, SummerHill Homes is currently building executive-style homes that surpass local green building requirements. The decision to “go green” at Sycamore Heights was made in collaboration with the City of Pleasanton, which provides guidelines for environmentally sensitive home building through its Green Points program.

Ponderosa Classics at Ironwood

Ponderosa Classics is a new master-planned community under construction near downtown Pleasanton. Every home will include the standard energy efficiency and green features listed here in “Green at a Glance.” In addition, homebuyers can make a further commitment to green living by opting for the Zero Energy Home package and other green features offered by the developer, Ponderosa Homes.

Click the Download button to read the complete case study from StopWaste's 2005 Green Home Tour.

Regulations & Compliance

StopWaste can help Alameda County businesses, non-profits and institutions stay informed about current landfill bans, policies and ordinances related to proper collection and recycling of resources and hazardous wastes. Our goal is to provide links to current information so that you can operate your organization most efficiently.

Some regulations apply within Alameda County, others apply only to operations within certain cities, and some affect all commercial accounts within California.

Sustainable Purchasing Collaboration

The following organizations can be great resources for learning what other agencies have done on sustainable purchasing and for potentially collaborating on future opportunities.  While there are numerous organizations and/or public agencies implementing sustainable purchasing practices, the list below highlights those with resources on their websites – such as case studies, etc.

Public Agencies with Online Sustainable Purchasing Resources

Sustainable Purchasing Implementation Resources


These sustainable purchasing resources are intended to assist public agencies in developing and implementing sustainable purchasing best practices at their organization.  Whether your agency is just getting started or is looking to enhance a mature sustainable purchasing program, there are resources on these pages to assist you.  A few things to note about how to use these resources:

Reusable Shopping Bags

COVID-19 Advisory: We understand that during this time people are focused on their health and well-being, and we believe that the use of reusable bags are compatible with those concerns. Click here for an FAQ on reusable bags during COVID-19. 


Reusable bags help reduce litter and waste, protect creeks and the Bay, and save money for cities by minimizing litter clean-up costs. 


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