Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sacramento's Urban Edge

From the Natomas Gateway Tower to the CalSTRS building in West Sacramento and even Hot Italian, the new pizza and panini bar in downtown, Sacramento has been showing its greener side. Green design is definitely taking over the construction of some of the largest, and most visible buildings in the area and the developers are as excited as ever to offer its tenants the benefits of working in these low toxin, low chemical, sustainable buildings. There has not been a whole lot of buzz about residential homes that have been built, or even renovated utilizing green products, but there definitely is an interest and outcry for these products. Green design is taking over the building industry and Green Sacramento is at the head of the revolution, providing Sacramento with its own urban edge. In fact, Sacramento as a whole is the thirteenth greenest city in the county according to SustainLane’s 2006 list of top sustainable cities. Sacramento's Tree Foundation’s Greenprint initiative is referred to as the most impressive program in the nation. This initiative aims to double the current tree canopy in the urban areas of Sacramento by planting five million new trees which will improve air quality and increase energy conservation. With Sacramento's urban edge growing, Green Sacramento is looking for ways to keep the community involved. Look for our calendar soon with eco- friendly and green events in the downtown areas!

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