Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sacramento Airport's Environmentally Sustainable Terminal B

California - Sacramento Airport

UC Davis Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester

The UC Davis Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester turns food waste into renewable biogas. The facility can handle 50 tons of organic waste per day. A three-stage thermophilic anaerobic digestion system is used with a total working volume of 450,000 gallons. The facility has four California Air Resources Board approved 200 kW microturbines and a 125 kW Rankine-cycle engine-generator for converting waste heat from the microturbines into additional electricity. Approximately 690 kW of the electrical generation capacity is provided by biogas generated at the facility with an additional 235 kW of capacity from landfill gas.

UC Davis Solar Farm

UC Davis solar farm. The 16.3 megawatt SunPower solar power plant generates 14 percent of UC Davis' electricity, reducing the university's carbon footprint by 9 percent. The largest solar power farm on a university campus in the nation sits on 62 acres on the south end of campus.

Electric bus at SEJ conference

Zero emissions electric bus parked outside of Society of Environmental Journalists conference in Sacramento. Chinese electric bus and electric truck maker BYD Auto is planning a major expansion in California. The Lancaster manufacturing plant will grow to 37,000 square metres, increase its employees from 300 to 1,000, and turn out 1,000 vehicles a year.

Santa Monica Bike Share

The Los Angeles region is behind other cities when it comes to bike sharing, but the City of Angels is starting to catch up, with Metro's downtown bike sharing program and Santa Monica's Breeze bike sharing scheme. Long Beach also has a bike sharing program called Long Beach Bike Share.

L.A. Metro - Little Tokyo/Arts District

L.A. Metro - Little Tokyo/Arts District

Leichtag Foundation's Coastal Roots Farm

Sustainable farming is growing in the United States and around the world and the Leichtag Foundation's Coastal Roots Farm in Encinitas, California is an excellent example of the movement to regenerative agriculture.