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Award Presented to City of San Jose

San Jose, CA - January 11, 2011:  Stephen Tsu, President of K2 Solar, Inc., as the local representative for the National Environmental Hall of Fame, presented an award to Mayor Chuck Reed and the City of San Jose to recognize both the green vision set by Mayor Reed and the many environmental achievements of the city of San Jose.  The achievements include:


  • Over $4.1 billion in total venture capital invested in Clean Tech companies in Silicon Valley, with $1.3 billion invested in 2009 alone;
  • Energy efficiency measures implemented and solar panels installed at City facilities, with estimated energy savings to date of $986,000 and over 15 MW of solar installed in San José;
  • Private sector green building ordinance adopted August 2009; over 2.1 million square feet of certified green buildings completed;
  • $6.4 million dollar Federal grant to extend the recycled water system;
  • City fleet exhaust emissions reduced by 5.5% and the City’s alternative fueled fleet highlighted in over 10 languages on the BBC website;
  • Street tree inventory, which will form the foundation of a 100,000 trees strategy, is now underway with AmeriCorps volunteers
  • Trails increased by 3.1 miles in 2009 and the Trail Count survey indicated a 9.6% increase in usage over 2008 along surveyed trails.
  • LEED Silver Certification for the new terminal B at the Mineta San Jose Airport
  • Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center
  • Creation of the San Jose CleanTech Legislative Agenda



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