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Zero Net Energy Project for Laney College

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Emerald Cities Oakland has formed a new partnership between Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Laney College, the largest campus of the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) and partner in the Emerald Cities Community College Initiative. EC Oakland rallied staff and personnel from Laney and successfully garnered a Technical Assistance grant of up to $200k, provided by PG&E's Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Pilot Program, for a new Sustainability Center. Through a competitive public process, the ZNE grant brings world-class technical advisory teams to help projects meet their energy efficiency goals through design and technical assistance. The new Laney Sustainability Center will be built according to the highest sustainable building standard, the Living Building Standard, and will provide state-of-the art training and advanced curriculum development to students, contractors and workforce programs. EC Oakland will continue to partner with PCCD on workforce opportunities and community benefits on this center and on the current high road retrofitting goals for all five PCCD campuses.

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