Golden Gate Going Green

Energy Efficiencies

  • Replaced all fluorescent light fixtures saving 40% in energy consumption
  • Replaced heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) units with more energy efficient units
  • Replaced windows with tint glazing, maintaining comfortable working temperatures and reducing energy consumption
  • Installed timers on gas heaters
  • Replaced all Bridge toll plaza signal lights, emergency stop lights and crossing ligths with light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • Currently testing the use of recycled vegetable oil as an alternative fuel source for the Bridge's Cushman maintenance vehicles. Early testing is showing great promise for this alternative fuel source
  • Using modern virtualization and de-duplication technology to reduce Data Center energy used by servers and data backup by 80%

Planned Energy Efficiencies

  • Extend upgrading of lighting fixtures with more efficient fixtures at satellite bus facilities and complete final phase at San Rafael facility
  • Install occupancy or daylight sensors in conference rooms and restrooms


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