The #1 Sustainable Development Feature for Silicon Valley Tech Companies

The #1 Sustainable Development Feature for Silicon Valley Tech Companies

Sustainable development for growing high-tech companies in Silicon Valley signifies they meet their present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. But green building is not just a buzzword for Apple, Google, Facebook, and other technology giants–they are incorporating environmentally-friendly features into their new campus developments. However, the number of solar panels or the acres of green space in a new campus is not as important as the impact the development has on the surrounding community. Community-oriented development, or the creation of vibrant communities, is the number one sustainable development feature for new technology company developments.

Silicon Valley is privileged to be home to three of the biggest technology companies in the world: Apple in Cupertino, Google in Mountain View, and Facebook in Menlo Park. The most important factor to the surrounding communities, however, is whether the new tech campuses are developed with the future of community in mind.


New Industrial Project Crosses the Finish Line and Establishes another Major Silicon Valley Connection by Christina Briggs, of Think Silicon Valley East Blog (7/10)

An Apple construction worker told us the new spaceship HQ may change building standards in the US by Rob Price, of Business Insider (7/8)

Latest in TOD development near future Milpitas BART station: Pulte snags latest big Milpitas residential land play by Nathan Donato-Weinstein of Silicon Valley Business Journal (7/10)

New Fremont Land Development – Civil Engineering Perspective

New Fremont Land Development – Civil Engineering Perspective

Fremont, CA is going from a suburban community to a thriving, well-planned urban city–fast. I have been practicing engineering in Fremont since 1987 and have seen its remarkable transformation over the years. To be sure, even within the last few years, there was the NUMMI plant closure, then the advent of Tesla Motors Inc., and now the upcoming completion of the BART extension to South Fremont at the end of this year. From a land planning perspective, we are looking at a new face of Fremont development: more community-oriented than isolated industrial uses.


Exclusive: Tesla snaps up former Solyndra building in huge Fremont expansion by Nathan Donato-Weinstein for Silicon Valley Business Journal (6/11)

Closing the Solyndra Chapter by Christina Briggs from City of Fremont’s Economic Development Blog (6/17)

Could the San Francisco Shipyard’s slew of housing reel in Google? by Cory Weinberg for San Francisco Business Times (6/16)