Five Million and More Reasons to Save Energy

Sunnyvale is a semifinalist in the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a 2-Year National Energy Usage Reduction Challenge with a $5 million dollar prize purse.
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Silicon Valley Community Choice Energy Partnership

Sunnyvale is partnering with Cupertino, Mountain View, and County of Santa Clara to explore a new energy option for residents and business. Learn more at www.SVCleanEnergy.org.

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Water Pollution Control Plant Infrastructure

Sunnyvale’s Water Pollution Control Plant treats and cleans wastewater from Sunnyvale businesses and homes prior to discharge into the San Francisco Bay. At almost sixty years old, the Plant began undergoing major construction and much needed upgrades in fall 2014.

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The SMaRT Station

​The SMaRT Station accepts recyclable materials and self-hauled garbage from residents and businesses in Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto.

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Sunnyvale has Zero Waste goals!

The work of the Recycling Program supports the Zero Waste Strategic Plan adopted by the City Council in 2013. Sunnyvale has achieved a current rate of 66% diversion from landfill and the goal is 90% by 2030. Photo credit: Bill Watson

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Compost Available Free to Residents

Yard trimmings that are collected from residents are composted and returned to the SMaRT Station for use by residents of Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Los Altos.  96 gallons per week maximum, bring your own containers and shovel.  Available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. seven days a week. Photo credit: Bill Watson


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Drought!

With California in the midst of an historic drought, and snow levels at the lowest level ever recorded, the Sunnyvale City Council on May 12th adopted a resolution declaring a 30 percent water reduction target through June 30, 2016.

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456 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3707

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Hang Out and Save

Summer's here! Take advantage of later sunsets and warmer weather by hanging your clothes out to dry. Not running your dryer both saves money on your electricity bill and gives your clothes a longer life.

Killing Phantoms to Save Energy

Some plugged-in devices still draw power, even when they are turned off. In fact, these “phantom loads” can add up to be 10% of your home’s electricity. Borrow a Kill A Watt meter from the Sunnyvale Library to find your phantom loads—and remember to unplug anything you aren’t using!

Fanning Away the Cost of an Air Conditioner

No air conditioning? No problem! Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans or portable room fans — they effectively cool the room while using a fraction of the energy an air conditioning unit uses.

Screen Savers Are Not Energy Savers

That screen saver on your computer is doing anything but “saving” – a stationary or moving image on your screen uses far more energy than nothing at all. Screen savers were designed for CRT screens to keep static images from burning into the screen and leaving a ghost image. LCD screens don't have that issue, so save energy by going dark instead.  Set your computer to sleep mode when you’ll be away for more than 10 minutes.

In Hot Water Without the Wait

Waiting for hot water from your shower wastes water and energy. On-demand water circulation pumps redirect cold water to your heater and send heated water in its place. Add one to your water heater and experience a hot shower instantly!

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