I've had a bit of a bumpy relationship with the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. I was a donor, then they started what I considered to be a really bad idea: horse and carriage rides at a local shopping center as a fundraiser. Having lived in NYC and seen how miserable carriage horses lives are, I thought it was both ironic and hypocritical for an animal welfare organization to rely on the labor of animals to raise funding.
- A photovoltaic solar system to be installed on the building roof and carport, that will generate about 40-50% of the facility's needs
- Roofing material that reflects sunlight, and is designed to lower AC bills
- Just the way they placed and designed the building was deigned to leverage natural lighting!
- A kennel cleansing system which greatly reduces water use