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Photo shows project engineers Marvin Montoya and Paul Modrell receiving award.

Featured Award: Peralta Creek Restoration Project engineers Marvin Montoya and Paul Modrell receive a 2009 ABAG Growing Smarter Together award.


Climate and Sustainability

Creek Restoration


  • 2012 Growing Smarter Together Award - Preserving and Protecting the Environment, ABAG: Streetlight Retrofit
  • 2012 Sustainable/Environmental Enhancement Program of the Year, California Transportation Foundation: Streetlight Retrofit Project
  • 2009 Top 20 On-site Green Power Partner, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Clean power generation
  • 2009 City Solar Award, Northern California Solar Association: Most total watts of solar within county borders (as of December 31, 2007)
  • 2007 Crown Community Award, American City and County: Fuel Cell Project
  • 2005 Green Power Leadership Award - Purchaser - On-Site Generation, U.S. EPA & U.S. Department of Energy: Eight photovoltaic systems
  • 2002 Green Power Leadership Award - Purchaser - On-Site Generation, U.S. EPA & U.S. Department of Energy: Largest rooftop solar electric system in nation
  • 2002 Challenge Award, California State Association of Counties (CSAC): Energy Program
  • 2002 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award - Energy Conservation, State of California: Energy Program
  • 2002 Flex Your Power Energy Award, State of California: Energy Conservation
  • 2002 Energy Efficient Building Award - Best Institutional Project, Energy User News: Santa Rita Jail

Green Building

  • 2013 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) NC Platinum Certification, U.S. Green Building Council: Ashland Youth Center
  • 2011 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) NC Gold Certification, U.S. Green Building Council: Castro Valley Library
  • 2008 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award - Sustainable Practices/Facilities, State of California: Juvenile Justice Center (JJC)
  • 2008 Excellence in Design Award, Environmental Design + Construction, Government Building: JJC
  • 2008 Justice Facilities Review Selection, American Institute of Architects: JCC
  • 2008 Project of the Year - Building Over $20 Million, Construction Management Association of America - Northern California Chapter: JJC
  • 2008 U.S. Building Awards - Sustainability Award and Institutional/Industrial Award, CEMEX: JJC
  • 2008 Challenge Awards Honorable Mention, CSAC: Creating a Healthy Environment at JJC
  • 2007 Award of Merit - Green Building, California Construction: JJC
  • 2007 Host County Exemplary Program Award, CSAC: Advancing Social Equity with Enlightened Construction Contracting
  • 2007 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) NC Gold Certification, U.S. Green Building Council: JJC


  • 2015 Fleet Excellence (FLEXY) Award - Excellence in Public Fleet Sustainability Accomplishments, National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA): Transportation Services Manager Doug Bond
  • 2015 Bike Friendly Business Award - Large Employer, Bike East Bay
  • 2014 Bay Area Electric Vehicle Readiness Award - Large Community, Bay Area Climate Collaborative and Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 100 Best Fleets in North America, Government Fleet Magazine: Strong management, customer service, and leadership in sustainability
  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 Top 40 Government Green Fleet, Green Fleet Magazine
  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Sustainability All-Star, Green Fleet Magazine: Transportation Services Manager Douglas Bond
  • 2010 Sustainable Fleet Awards Honorable Mention - Sedan and Light Truck Fleet, National Fleet Management Association

Walkable and Healthy Communities

  • 2013 Feature Project of the Year, Northern California American Public Works Association (APWA): Lewelling Boulevard Improvement Project
  • 2011 Challenge Awards Honorable Mention, CSAC: Dig Deep Farms & Produce
  • 2009 Project of the Year - Walkable Communities, American Public Works Association: Cherryland Community Sidewalks
  • 2008 Challenge Awards Merit Award, CSAC: Alameda County Sidewalk Program

Water Conservation




  • 2009 California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Renewables Program - Renewable-based Energy Secure Communities Grant, Santa Rita Jail Smart Grid
  • 2009 U.S. Department of Energy via California Energy Commission - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, Castro Valley Library Solar Project and Santa Rita Jail Lighting Retrofit


  • 2011 Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) - Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA), Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • 2010 BAAQMD - TFCA, Fairmont Campus BART Shuttle
  • 2010 BAAQMD - TFCA, New Hybrid and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles
  • 2010 California Energy Commission - Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (PON-09-006), Regional Combined Application for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
  • 2010 Metropolitan Transportation Commission Climate Innovation Grant, Local Government Electric Vehicle Fleet Demonstration Project
  • 2009 BAAQMD - TFCA, Alternative Fuel Fleet Vehicles and Shuttle
  • 2010 California Air Resources Board, Hybrid Vehicle Incentive Program, Purchase of Medium-duty Hybrid Trucks
  • 2009 AAA Greenlight Initiative, Conversion of Large Truck to Electric Power

Waste and Toxics Reduction

  • 2012 StopWaste.Org MiniGrant, Paper Towel Reduction Prompts
  • 2009 StopWaste.Org Minigrant, Reusable Utensils in Detention Facility
  • 2009 StopWaste.Org MiniGrant, Janitorial Microfiber Cloths
  • 2004 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9, Reduction of Mercury-Containing Devices in Building Components

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