Industry News

Researchers Use Recycled Carbon Fiber to Improve Permeable Pavement

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pullman, Wash. — A Washington State University research team is solving a high-tech waste problem while addressing the environmental challenge of stormwater runoff. The researchers have shown they can greatly strengthen permeable pavements by adding waste carbon fiber composite material. Their recycling method, described in the March issue of the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, doesn’t require using much energy or chemicals — a critical factor for recycling waste materials.


Read the full article at Civil and Structural Engineer Magazine.

East Bay Town Requires Commercial Property Owners to Switch from PG&E to its 100% Renewable Energy Effort

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Easy Bay town of Hayward has voted to require all properties in the city to switch from receiving energy from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to an all renewable source, making its grid 100 percent carbon-free in 2019, unless they choose to opt out ahead of time.


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San Jose's Sustainability Plan Sets New Climate Standard

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

California has set an ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. In its proposed new Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP), the City of San Jose will go one step further with a “2°C pathway”: a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with the 2016 Paris Accords’ commitment to keep global temperature below a two-degree increase (from 1990 levels). In becoming the first American city to develop a “Paris compliant” pathway, San Jose aims to lead the way among cities in reducing climate impacts.


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Silicon Valley’s Biggest Commercial Real Estate Stories of 2017 and What to Watch for in 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Silicon Valley's commercial real estate scene is slipping into unprecedented territory, riding an economic upswing that hasn’t faltered in almost a decade. Most analysts seem to be summing up 2017 with one word: stable.

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The future of Tall Buildings-November 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017


While Skyscraper construction and design have remained largely unchanged over the last century, several aspects of construction are due for radical changes to increase efficiency and improve sustainability. Greener alternatives are also gaining traction. To learn more,

The future of tall buildings

July 2016 Fremont and Bay Area Development

Monday, July 4, 2016

It's been three years for Silicon Valley East, Fremont Economic Development's blog. Check out their anniversary post here

From the San Francisco Business TimesExclusive: Amazon leases 224,000-square-foot East Bay warehouse as Bay Area growth continues By Roland Li

From the San Francisco Business TimesExclusive: Two more towers could join the downtown Oakland crowd By Roland Li

May 2016 Fremont/Bay Area Development News

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

"These 6 'megaprojects' promise to transform the East Bay landscape" for the San Francisco Business Times, by Riley McDermid and Matt Petty

Exclusive: Tesla snaps up huge warehouse lease in Livermore for the Silicon Valley Business Journal, by Nathan Donato-Weinstein

The Verdict Is In —Our Residents Are Happy to Plant Their Roots in Fremont for Silicon Valley East, by Fred Diaz

March 2016 Fremont and Bay Area Land Development News

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Vallco goes to the voters as Sand Hill files ballot language for mall plans (Nate Donato-Weinstein, Silicon Valley Business Journal)- The property company will ask Cupertino voters to approve its redevelopment plans for the Vallco shopping mall, which includes a 30-acre green roof. 

'Hacker' ethos comes to the factory floor (Kelly Kline, Silicon Valley East) - The manufacturing sector becomes more digitized, as seen in the Bay Area icon, the Tesla Model S. 

225 California transportation projects in trouble (Gary Richards, San Jose Mercury News) - Drops in oil prices have led to lower state transportation revenue, which may put some high-profile infrastructure projects in jeopardy. 

January 25th, 2016: Fremont/Bay Area Land Development

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

"Capturing a Moment in Time: Fremont's 60th Anniversary Celebration" by Mayor Bill Harrison, Silicon Valley East. Founded in 1956, the City of Fremont celebrated on January 23rd with a celebration that included a time capsule. (1/25/16)

"These huge Bay Area construction projects will finish this year" by Emily Fancher, San Francisco Business Times. Check out the slideshow of the largest Bay Area projects to be completed this year. (1/25/16)

"Think your commute is bad now? Super Bowl City starts Monday" by Riley McDermid, San Francisco Business Times. San Francisco expects over 1 million visitors for its Super Bowl events. (1/22/16) 


November 23rd, 2015: Fremont/Bay Area Development News

Monday, November 23, 2015

From the blog of Fremont Economic Development: Bringing the Fremont Vision to Life, about the progress the City of Fremont is making on the Downtown and Warm Springs initiatives. 

From the San Francisco Business Times, Nate Donato-Weinstein writes, "Fremont is one of the best places in U.S. to open a distribution center, study says."

And an exclusive report from Silicon Valley Business Journal: "Exclusive: Apple contemplating huge campus of up to 4.15 million square feet in north San Jose".