To showcase the significant potential as well as to educate and incubate sustainable concepts, the Sustainable Resource District Initiative will focus on the Civic Center as it is the focal point of San Francisco's municipal and cultural activities, a historic district featuring world-class expression of Beaux Arts architecture, and the core of one of the most visited cities in the world. The leadership role required for a vision on this scale has to be taken on by government, with support of numerous partners, to equitably represent its constituents present and future, provide an incubator for new and innovative ideas, and provide the incentives and financing mechanisms.
Partnership building, detailed planning and technical evaluation, and some implementation of the Civic Center Sustainable Resource District will be either initiated and/or completed within the 3-year commitment period. The commitment will evaluate the District's potential to reduce community carbon footprint by 2,225 tons annually, the equivalent of annual greenhouse gas emissions of 1,286 San Francisco households. Specifically, the District shown potential to reduce its burden on the City's power system by about 35%, water system by up to 80%, and its wastewater treatment system by up to 45%, as well as to improve and incorporate demonstration elements on the District's signature spaces such as the Civic Center Plaza and the United Nations Plaza. Potential initial implementation may include solar rooftop photovoltaic installation, water conservation fixture installation, and public WiFi connection, among others.
Seeking assistance in connecting with potential supporters/sponsors interested in the overall improvement program; energy efficiency and innovative renewable energy feature, water conservation and innovative feature, as well as public space programming would be welcomed and appreciated.
We will include partners in all Civic Center related media releases.
- General Electric to feature one of their latest ecomagination's products, i.e. solar-powered water purification units, on Civic Center Plaza and the United Nations Plaza.
- Cisco to represent Civic Center energy usage and saving through an interactive digital installation on public spaces within the Civic Center.
- Visa Inc. to provide some type of members benefit, demonstrating carbon footprint reduction for their usage of Civic Center public transportation system and/or hub, currently served by Bay Area Rapid Transit train, as well as City & County Muni bus, trolley and underground trains.