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Barker Pacific Awarded Rebate from PG&E for Energy Efficiency

Barker Pacific Group (BPG) received a rebate check of $185,821 from Pacific Gas & Electric as an incentive for incorporating energy efficiency measures at Hamilton Landing in the recent transformation and repositioning of five hangars into a multi-unit office park.

The new facility includes a unique system of underfloor air technology, efficient HVAC design system, tankless water heaters, T5 lighting, and expansive day lighting design. In addition to the rebate from Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the new design is expected to save 522 kilowatt-hours annually for the complex, the equivalent of providing power to 122 homes for one year.

According to Randy De Caminada, Director of Service and Sales for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, “Barker Pacific Group’s participation in the Savings by Design program will prevent 455 pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere annually.”

Hamilton Landing is now one of greenest business parks in the North Bay, having participated in the Savings by Design program, with which PG&E has been working for eight years. The program provides a wide range of services from design assistance, resources, and incentives to high performance non residential building design and construction companies.

“Environmental sensitivity was one of the driving factors in our decision to relocate to Hamilton Landing in February of 2007,” said Gene Kunde CEO of Birkenstock. “Birkenstock has long embraced the concept of conscientious interaction with the environment throughout its value delivery chain that begins with the selection of raw materials, and ends with the sale of our products to the end-use consumer.”

PG&E is a national leader in helping its customers use energy efficiency as a cost-effective way of reducing their energy bills and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past three decades, PG&E’s 85 distinct residential and commercial energy efficiency programs have helped customers save more than 118 million megawatt-hours of electricity and 10.7 billion therms of natural gas. These joint efforts helped their customers save more than $22 bil in energy costs, while preventing more than 135 million tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

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