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LEED Certification - PlatinumSan José Environmental Services Department
San José Environmental Services leads Climate Smart San José and manages garbage and recycling services; watershed protection and pollution prevention; municipal drinking water and recycled water; sustainability initiatives; and the operation and infrastructure improvements of the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. ESD’s mission is to deliver world-class utility services and programs to improve our health, environment and economy.


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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Draft Plan available for review

The City of San José has developed a Draft Plan to guide the implementation of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) projects in San José. The public has the opportunity to provide feedback on the plan through May 15. GSI uses plants, soils and natural systems to manage stormwater, reducing pollution entering our creeks and Bay.

View the GSI Plan.

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News and Announcements
CIP Monthly Status Report – February 2019
This report provides a summary of the progress and accomplishments of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (“Wastewater Facility”) for the period of February 2019. Read on...
First Compliance Deadline for New Energy and Water Building Performance Ordinance - May 2019
The City of San José recently adopted the Energy & Water Building Performance Ordinance, requiring commercial & multi-family buildings 20,000 square feet & over to track their building energy & water usage data.The first reporting deadline is May 1, 2019. Read on...