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The Town was chosen as the ‘Sustainable Business of the Year’ by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce at its Business Success Awards event on Saturday, October 8, 2016. This is the second year in a row that the Town has won this award through the Chamber’s annual member popular voting process for awardee selection. The Town’s sustainability programs are well-established and are expected to expand over the coming years. The Town’s sustainability efforts cross multiple departments and include the following:
• Installation of Electric Vehicle charging stations and solar systems at some Town facilities.
• Preparation of a Greenhouse Gas reduction report and plan for Town facilities and services.
• Implementation of Verdafero software for monitoring and reporting the Town’s energy use.
• Participation in the CA2020 Regional Climate Action Plan for community-wide GHG reduction.
• Adoption and implementation Cal Green Tier 1 requirements for new building construction.
• On-going implementation of the Town’s tree preservation and protection ordinance.
• Consideration of pedestrian connectivity and walkability in project and subdivision design.
• Approval of solar permits and EV charging stations at local businesses.
Accepting the award on behalf of the Town at the October 8 dinner event were Councilmember Sam Salmon, Public Works Director/Town Engineer Toni Bertolero, Community Development Director Ken MacNab, and Deputy Director of Operations Richard Bartlett and Utility Systems Superintendent Mike Cave from the Public Works Department.