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To recommend water policies that are increasing housing production.
Revived Regional Recycling Market Development (RMDZ) program
Published Regional Transportation Initiative White Paper
In order to reduce traffic congestion
Taylor Farms’ Gonzales processing facility had existing wind and solar components, but they functioned independently of each other. The goal of the microgrid and cogen project was to integrate these existing distributed energy resources and add firm power to form a microgrid system that could effectively take the facility off the grid. Their solution involved creating a partnership with Concentric Power where they installed an intelligent microgrid controller to integrate and optimize all Distributed Energy Resources, including the addition of a 2.0 MW cogen unit that the company developed specifically for the site.
By integrating solar, wind and cogeneration, Taylor Farms saw a reduction of 12,190 metric tons of CO2 emissions in one year, a 94 percent decrease from before the microgrid was completed. This is equivalent to the GHG emissions from 2,588 vehicles driven for one year.
The Farmworker Housing Study (FWHS) of the Salinas and Pajaro Valley found that farmworker housing in the region is severely overcrowded. The FWHS Action Plan has a 5-year goal of producing 5,300 units of farmworker housing to help stabilize the agricultural workforce. The City of Greenfield and EAH Housing, a nonprofit that develops, manages and operates affordable housing for underserved communities, partnered to develop 222 units of permanently affordable, year-round housing for farmworker families.
The development will be 100% income and rent-restricted, serving a range of income levels, from 25% to 70% of area median income (AMI) household featuring garden-style apartments, a community building, a recreation and play area, indoor and outdoor common areas, and a community garden. The project is pursuing LEED Gold Certification and is designed to offset 100% of the property’s energy consumption with on-site renewable sources.