Municipal Operations Projects
- An organics waste (food scrap and food-soiled paper) collection program was implemented at all three of the Town’s offices (the Town Offices, the Public Works Corporation Yard office at 335 Rheem Boulevard, and the Parks and Recreation Department office at the Hacienda de las Flores) in order to divert everyday green waste from the landfill, consistent with both Municipal Operations Strategy M.3 and Sold Waste Strategy SW.1.
- When possible, new picnic tables, benches, and trash receptacles, made from recycled materials (some of which have been funded through a RecycleSmart grant program) are now purchased for the Town’s park facilities.
- Recycling services are also provided at public and private events on Town-owned properties.
- Bike racks have been installed at the Town Hall Offices, the Council Chambers, the Hacienda de las Flores, and the Town Library.
- Bay-Friendly planting techniques are used on all of the Town’s properties as applicable and the techniques have been incorporated into the design of upcoming landscaping changes for the Town Library property.
- The Town adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program to manage pest problems in and around its public facilities. The IPM program has significantly reduced or eliminated the use of harmful applications of pesticides.
- The parking lot lights at the Hacienda de las Flores property were replaced with new LED lighting.
- The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units at the Town Offices at 329 Rheem Boulevard were replaced and the new system incorporated an airside economizer to reduce energy use.
- New water fountains with water bottle refilling stations were installed at the Town Offices at 329 Rheem Boulevard and the Council Chambers at 335 Rheem Boulevard to replace disposable water bottles in Summer 2019.
- Installation of a new water fountain and water bottle refilling station to replace disposable water bottles is scheduled at the Moraga Commons skate park.
- The Town’s new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations arrived in Fall 2019, and staff is currently in the process of obtaining the services of an electrical contractor to install them in Fall 2020.
- Energy-efficient lighting upgrades were installed throughout the Town’s four public buildings. PG&E’s 0% On-Bill Financing Program was used to finance these upgrades which have a payback period of 3 years.