Community Notebook: Eight Palo Alto companies recognized for green efforts


Eight Palo Alto businesses will receive the 4th annual Mayor's Green Business Leader Award for their efforts in improving building energy efficiency, according to a press release from the city.

"Through improving the energy efficiency of their buildings, these business owners and managers are not only helping Palo Alto reduce overall energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions, they are also saving money on utility costs, which benefits the bottom line of their business operations," Mayor Pat Burt said in a statement.

The winners will receive a plaque from Burt and will be featured in various city promotions, according to the city press release.

The 2015 winners include:

• Hewlett Packard (HP) Enterprise, at 3000 Hanover St.

• Hudson Pacific Properties for its buildings at 2100 and 2200 Geng Road and its buildings at Clocktower Square, at 600 and 660 Hansen Way.

• The International School of the Peninsula, at 151 Laurel Lane.

• The Palo Alto Unified School District. Fourteen schools earned energy-start certification.

• SAP and Orchard Commercial for its buildings at 3450 Hillview and 3412 Hillview Ave., 3460 Hillview Ave. and 3475 Deer Creek Road.

• Stanford Real Estate for its properties at 3210 Porter Drive 3210 Porter Drive, 975 Page Mill Road and 3200 Porter Drive.

• Union Bank at 400 University Ave.

• Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati for their buildings at 601 California Ave. and 650 Page Mill Road.

The 30 buildings total over 2.3 million square feet of office space, according to the city.

Eligibility for receiving the Green Leader award is based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star benchmarking process. More information on the benchmarking process can be found here. The City awards businesses that receive an Energy Star score of 75 or higher within the past year, according to the city.

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Posted by Please correct
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 7, 2016 at 3:08 pm

The International School of the Peninsula is at 151 LAURA Lane, not Laurel. Please correct. Thank you.

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