Cleaner & Greener

Oakland's New Waste Services Arriving July 1 - Written by Sean Maher & Karen Stern - Posted May 15, 2015

Cleaner & Greener

An exciting new package of Zero Waste services is launching in Oakland on July 1, 2015, including a new food scraps collection program for apartments and condos. This program will provide a green compost cart at all multifamily properties with five units or more to collect residents’ food scraps, food-soiled paper and plant debris. It is one of many initiatives under the City’s new Zero Waste program, which tailors trash, recycle and compost collection services to reduce material sent to our landfills. Thousands of Oakland residents at 480...

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A Tailored Approach to Solar

Work With Your Solar Installer to Provide Renewable Energy Benefits That Best Fit Your Goals - Written by Martin Morehouse - Posted May 1, 2015

A Tailored Approach to Solar

A major component of greening your rental property is including on-site renewable energy production. Photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar water heaters follow your energy efficiency projects to reduce your electric and natural gas bills. Like most construction projects, solarizing a building is not a one-size-fits all activity. It requires a tailored approach guided by expected net financial returns for each technology, as well as an understanding of the variety of sophisticated financial tools available in the marketplace. Solar Electricity...

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