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Greening of Civic Center Begins With City Hall Going Solar (A Bit)

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Gavin's longtime plan to deck out the Civic Center in eco-toys is moving forward a bit: the city will seek bids before November on solar panels destined for the roof of City Hall. The panels shall total 9,900 square feet, says the Examiner, and power a whopping 5 percent of the building. Five percent! Good thing for the governor-hopeful, the rest of City Hall's energy will still be relatively eco-blessed, being hydroelectric. Nixed for now: plans to display and track energy savings via electronic displays within City Hall. Not historically kosher, apparently— but we still have greywater and green roofs to look forward to.
· City Hall solar wonderland moves forward [SF Examiner]
· Greening the Civic Center: Second Time's the Charm? [Curbed SF]
· Gavin Declares Civic Center “Sustainable Resource District” [Curbed SF]