September 28, 2015
Civic Center Knoll, a parking lot between the Police Building and the Fremont Main Library
Monday, September 28, 2015
The City of Fremont has made big strides in creating an environmentally friendly and sustainable city.
On Monday, September 28, the City of Fremont will host a celebration to showcase its efforts to create a green city and the entire Fremont community is invited to join. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Civic Center Knoll, a parking lot between the Police Building and the Fremont Main Library.
The City will be recognizing the new solar carport structures that have been installed at Aqua Adventure Waterpark, the Robert Wasserman Fremont Police Center, and Irvington Community Center, with the Maintenance Center’s structures soon to be under construction. With the City’s new solar carport structures, a large chunk of the electricity that is used to run City operations will now come from the sun! This means these systems will reduce the City’s entire greenhouse gas “footprint” by more than five percent and will also result in an estimated $2.6 million in cost savings over the next 25 years. Not only are these solar carports helping the environment, but they’ll also provide shade and rain protection for our vehicles at local facilities.
As a semifinalist competitor in the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), Fremont is currently one of 50 communities across the nation competing to reduce energy consumption over the next two years. These solar carport structures are just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to the City’s initiative, but they will make a meaningful impact on net energy consumption in Fremont.
Our City’s efforts and dedication to keep the community clean, green, and healthy are a cause for celebration and we hope you’ll join us for the event, which also includes a tour of the solar carport structures.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Deputy Director of Community Development Dan Schoenholz via email or call 510-494-4438.