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SOMO’s new 1.158 MW solar array is historic 1st privately financed commercial PACE project

SOMO’s new 1.158 MW solar array is historic 1st privately financed commercial PACE project

Sonoma Mountain Village’s new 1.158 MW solar installation now enables the One Planet Community to generate 100% of its electricity needs from their roof top solar system, with enough power for 2,000 homes, and was financed with a unique PACE mechanism.  In what is being referred to as a game-changer for funding solar power, Congressman Mike Thompson […]

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Watch the CNBC One Planet Communities Film here!

Crest Nicholson BioRegional Quintain’s OneBrighton, UK and Codding Enterprises’ Sonoma Mountain Village, USA, two of our fully endorsed One Planet Communities, were featured in last week’s CNBC Responsible Business Television series. Pooran Desai OBE, the International Director for the OPC programme and Co-founder of BioRegional gave his views in the film on how to make […]

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SOMO developer named best place to work

Santa Rosa. The North Bay Business Journal has recognized Codding Enterprises, the real estate developer behind Sonoma Mountain Village, as one of the best places to work in California’s North Bay region. An excerpt: Codding has transformed into an investment holding company with interests spanning construction, green building, clean energy and mixed-use community development… The company […]

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United Nations report highlights One Planet Communities

A new United Nations report, TRENDS IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION, identifies 8 case studies of sustainable communities around the world – and 6 of the 8 are One Planet Communities! Sonoma Mountain Village, Mata de Sesimbra, Masdar City, Barangaroo, Panyu Jinshan, and BedZED all earn mention.The report was produced by the Department […]

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New Urban News on SOMO: A melding of new urbanism and One Planet Communities

New Urban News, a monthly online magazine at the forefront of new urbanism, recently featured a long and interesting article about Sonoma Mountain Village. An excerpt: Factory and office buildings that Hewlett-Packard erected in the 1980s — extremely strong, they were built to accom- modate any HP product line — will end up serving a […]

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Sonoma Mountain Village Approved

America’s first One Planet Community is well on its way to realization – Codding Enterprise’s Sonoma Mountain Village project has been approved for entitlement by the Rohnert Park City Council.   Included in the plan are new fire and police stations, a broader range of housing types, greater sales-tax revenues, precedent-setting green and sustainable environmental […]

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#1 US solar distributor relocates to Sonoma Mountain Village

ROHNERT PARK. In another leasing success for One Planet developer Codding Enterprises, DC Power has moved into 30,000 square feet of office and warehouse space in the Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park, and added 55 employees in the last six months. According to vice president of marketing Chris Phipps, at least 20 more will […]

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First LEED-CI Platinum in the North Bay area of San Francisco: Comcast’s New Operations Center at Sonoma Mountain Village

Comcast’s new zero-carbon Operations Center at Sonoma Mountain Village, managed and built by the developer, Codding Enterprises, has received the first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification – the top honor available from the U.S. Green Building Council – in the North Bay area of San Francisco. The Operations Center is the […]

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Sonoma Mountain Village – progress update

Increased renewable energy generation In December 2009, a contract with Stellar Energy was signed to provide an additional 1,000 kilowatt solar photovoltaic array on the roof of one of the existing commercial buildings on-site. Work began on this project in late February and should be completed by the end of 2010. Job creation Job creation […]

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May 7 2009, Portland OR: Carbon Footprint of Neighborhoods Study to be Launched at Living Future

May 7 – BioRegional and green developer Codding Enterprises have been invited to launch a major new report in a plenary address at the sold-out Living Future conference – easily the most advanced green building gathering in North America. The study compares the total carbon footprint of households in various green building scenarios. The report finds that […]

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