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Recommend Green Building Standards for All Municipal Projects, Including Libraries

From: domainremoved <Frank>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 15:43:21 -0700

Dear Mayor Ohtaki and Distinguished Council Members,


As Menlo Park considers rebuilding or upgrading its libraries, Clean
Coalition would like to urge you to commit to the highest sustainability
standards and features for these buildings, in keeping with the Bayfront
area’s green building standards and the City’s leadership in sustainability.


Consistent with the green building standards adopted several years ago for
the Bayfront area, and continuing the City’s position on the leading edge
of sustainability, Clean Coalition recommends a commitment to green
building standards for all municipal buildings including 100% Renewable
Energy.


The Clean Coalition’s Peninsula Advanced Energy Community
<http://www.clean-coalition.org/our-work/peninsula-advanced-energy-community/>
(PAEC) Initiative has been working in Menlo Park and surrounding areas
to create
pathways to cost-effective clean local energy and community resilience.
Menlo Park can leverage the significant lessons learned and best practices
developed during this initiative as the City upgrades or rebuilds its
libraries and other municipal buildings. In addition to incorporating
renewable energy, these buildings could include features like electric
vehicle chargers with solar canopies, and could even serve as emergency
shelters with solar emergency microgrids
<http://www.clean-coalition.org/our-work/peninsula-advanced-energy-community/solar-emergency-microgrid/>
.


We have the opportunity to showcase Menlo Park’s leadership by making our
libraries and other municipal buildings a world-class model of
sustainability. Let’s take this opportunity to commit to green building
standards — including 100% renewable energy or Zero Net Energy — for all
municipal buildings in Menlo Park.



Finally, thank you for considering my comments in the attached letter.


Best regards,

Frank

Dr. Frank Wasko
Program Director
Clean Coalition
m 949-501-0967
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Received on Tue May 22 2018 - 15:44:27 PDT

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