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Drought Update

Since California has declared a stage 4 drought emergency, here’s a in-depth look at the measures the Town of Danville is taking to conserve water sources. Details from Danville Today: With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January 2014. For the first time in state history, the Governor, in his April 1, 2015 Executive Order, directed the State Water Board to implement mandatory water reductions in cities and towns across California to reduce potable water usage … [Read More]…

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What is Green Building?

Contra Costa County  has implemented a program called “Green Building” in order achieve a “greener” approach to city projects and conserving resources. Since the drought, it is more crucial than ever to make sure we are being intelligent with our resources and living sustainably and efficiently. According the the Contra Costa County website: Green building is a “Whole-Systems” approach for designing and constructing buildings that conserve energy, water, and material resources and are healthier, safer, and more comfortable. In practical terms, green building includes: Using sun and wind to the building’s advantage for … [Read More]…

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