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In 2020 we deployed a new webite for the Sustainable Enterprise Conference at www.SustainableEnterpriseConference.org.

Since COVID-19 arrived we've stopped convening.

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Panel: Clean Energy for a Sustainable Future

Clean energy is one of the most important areas for a sustainable future. California is already on the right track. Gov. Jerry Brown wants to get half of California's electricity from renewable energy. That’s an ambitious aim but our state has some of the best solar, wind and geothermal resources in the world. We already have the most homes which have solar panels installed in any state.

 

There are lots of different chances to create an energy system that’s in harmony with nature. Each source of renewable energy has unique benefits and costs. In this panel we want to figure out which alternative forms of energy have the greatest potential.

 

Sonoma Wine Company

Premier Contract Winery Services Provider: Crush to Bottle, Private Label
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Crush to Bottle Contract Services

At Sonoma Wine Company our winemaking and cellar teams provide the highest level of winemaking expertise, technical advice and guidance for our clients and their winemaking needs. With six full-time winemakers on staff, we follow our clients’ winemaking and production protocol with detailed care and consideration. Whether pressing white juice, bottling custom blends or making finished case goods from a custom crush, we work closely with clients to ensure a quality product with superior customer service every time.

Contact Information
Natasha Granoff
707-829-6104
Graton

TLCD Architecture

TLCD Architecture provides service through research, design excellence, and social and environmental responsibility.

About TLCD Architecture 

Founded in 1965, TLCD Architecture is a 45-person practice based in Santa Rosa, California. We provide exceptional service through ongoing research, design excellence, and focus on social and environmental responsibility.  Our expertise in planning and programming, architectural and interior design, and furniture planning and selection is built upon a dedication to sustainable best practices.

TLCD Architecture believes that each client and every project has a unique design solution that can  transform and shape their communities.  Our core values of people, place, and craft are present through every facet of our practice, from the initial design and planning conversations to the final construction phase.  With projects ranging from cultural, civic, educational, and medical centers, to hospitality, mixed-use, and commercial projects, we aim to create innovative environments that promote collaboration, exploration, and innovation.

Commitment to Sustainability

A truly sustainable building goes beyond just incorporating a collection of “green” elements. As a member of the US Green Building Council with 17 LEED Accredited professionals, TLCD Architecture is committed to the application of sustainable principles for the benefit of building occupants, the community, and our clients.

Beyond meeting codes and mandatory standards, we investigate the possibilities that can make each project as healthy, and resource and energy efficient as possible. Building and finish materials are carefully considered in an effort to minimize environmental impacts. Recycled content, renewable resources, and air quality are all important aspects of material selection. Sustainable goals for water usage, efficient mechanical and electrical systems, and renewable energy are set for every project and integrated into the design from project onset, with progress reviews at every design phase and major milestone. 

Research-Based Solutions

Each of our projects begins with active investigation and research that addresses the objectives of project stakeholders, the characteristics of the site, community priorities, and other project-specific considerations.   This process includes touring similar facilities, exploring sustainable strategies and materials, and applying collective knowledge to the design of a project. Drawing on the Evidence Based Design Model, we apply a growing body of research to designing facilities that are efficient, healthy for its occupants, and enable high levels of performance. 

Social responsibility

TLCD Architecture acts in the best interest of the community, society, and environment. This philosophy influences every facet of our work and is integral to our design process.

We approach sustainability in the context of our commitment to our community. We recognize that a project reaches beyond the boundaries of the site and influences the community and society by impacting public transport, municipal utilities, waste management and existing roadways.  Our socially responsible approach is culturally sensitive; it advocates the purchase of local materials, supports nearby labor and manufacturing, reduces construction waste and eliminates chemical sources resulting in a strong, positive impact on the community.  This brings indirect benefits such as local goodwill, and also has significant direct value to our clients: socially responsible design can reduce initial costs and improve long-term economic performance.

 

For more information about TLCD Architecture, visit www.tlcd.com. 

 

Contact Information
Marina Starkey
707.525.5600
Santa Rosa

SolarCraft

Solar energy experts for your transition to green energy!
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SolarCraft is the best choice among solar energy companies in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties and throughout California, with over 30 years of experience providing photovoltaic electric solar power, solar water heater installation, and solar pool heater installations. Since 1984 SolarCraft has been the most trusted name in solar electric and solar thermal systems for both commercial and residential applications. SolarCraft has over three decades of experience designing, installing and maintaining thousands of thermal and electric solar energy systems in residential and commercial facilities.  From wineries in Napa Valley to nut processors in Kern County and many more, systems designed and built by SolarCraft generate millions of kilowatts of clean renewable power every day.

Count on SolarCraft, the solar energy experts, for your transition to green energy!   Full service: design, installation, maintenance, repair and FREE On-site consultation & estimate

  • Novato Green Business of the Year - 2009
  • Best of Marin 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Pacific Sun’s Best of Marin Hall of Fame 2015
  • North Bay Bohemian Best Solar Installer 2015
  • North Bay Biz BEST Green Business - 2008/2009
  • ValueStar Customer-Rated Gold seal
  • Certified Green Business
  • Best Place to Work 2006, 2007, 2008 ( North Bay Business Journal)   

Accreditations

  • California Contractor License # 497797
  • (B) General Contractor, (C-10) Electrical Contractor, (C-46) CA Solar Energy Contractor
  • NABCEP Certified:  Bill Stewart and Riley Riggs
  • CA Solar Energy Industry Association (CALSEIA) &  CA Energy Commission Member

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Serving the Bay Area
Offices in Novato, Sonoma & Napa

Sonoma Compost Company

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Sonoma Compost Company is the regional compost operator for all of Sonoma County. They produce quality organic compost and mulches that are favored by farmers, gardeners, and landscapers throughout the North Bay. 

Since 1993, Sonoma Compost has diverted over 1,500,000 tons of yard debris and organic matter from the landfill and turned it into valuable soil amendments allowed for use in organic food production. In addition, they play an important role in helping the County meet waste diversion goals.

Sonoma Compost Company is a community partner, working with local non profits and schools to promote school and community gardens throughout Sonoma County. 

Their commitment to the community is to produce the highest quality compost and mulches in the industry, with the intent of returning it to local soils to rebuild and enrich depleted soils.

Contact Information
707.664.9113
Petaluma
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