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A greener Santa Clarita

Posted: February 21, 2009 12:12 a.m.
Updated: February 21, 2009 1:00 p.m.
Santa Clarita continues to be a cleaner, greener city.

Beginning with the city's incorporation in 1987, the city has worked with the community to implement environmentally sustainable policies and practices, including the holiday-tree collection and recycling program, free recycling for city-based businesses and the annual Household Hazardous Waste collection program.

City facilities have also been refurbished, saving 439,000 kilowatt hours of energy and 350,000 pounds of carbon dioxide annually.

Currently, Santa Clarita's irrigation controllers are being retrofitted to use real-time weather information. This will allow the controllers to adjust to current conditions and determine exactly how long to run sprinklers.

Constructed with the state-of-the art energy efficient and sustainable building methods, the Transit Maintenance Facility building is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified structure in the city.

In recognition for its efforts, the city of Santa Clarita has received a number of awards. In 2008, the South Coast Air Quality Management District presented the city with the Model Community award for its innovative approach to improving regional air quality. The city plans to continue working towards a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly future.


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