The retrofitting strategy behind Sonoma Clean Power’s all-electric headquarters

Published by GreenBiz: Sonoma Clean Power, a community-owned electricity provider for California’s Sonoma and Mendocino counties, is the owner of a unique carbon neutral, 15,330-square-foot headquarters in Santa Rosa, California.

Perhaps the most innovative feature of all is the headquarter’s pioneering role as the first GridOptimal building. “In addition to placing renewables on the grid and pursuing electrification, we really need to manage when we place power on the grid,” Jacobson said. The GridOptimal Buildings Initiative, a joint program between New Buildings Institute and the U.S. Green Building Council, aligns building operation with low-carbon grid operation.

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