Sustainable Silicon Valley’s East Palo Alto Project

Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV)
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An environmental design and analysis firm, RMC Water and Environment works with private and public entities on large-scale water reuse and wastewater projects throughout California. Further, RMC Water and Environment partners with Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV), which aims to bring countries, cities, and leading research and technological groups together to solve key sustainability problems. Beyond this, SSV aims to create a surplus of renewable energy in California by 2050, a goal that it hopes to accomplish via initiatives such as the East Palo Alto Project (EPAP).

According to SSV, East Palo Alto residents spend approximately one-fifth of their after tax income on energy. The EPAP hopes to create a framework of stakeholder engagement and technology use that will lower the costs of energy for those in the region while establishing key metrics and protocols for similar sustainable energy projects in low-income communities throughout the United States.

As part of EPAP, SSV will conduct energy and water audits on selected homes and engage in an educational program to benefit residents. Further, SSV will measure, analyze, and report water savings made via the application of new technology.

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