The Candlestick and Shipyard projects will be models of sustainable urban design that stimulates the local clean technology economy, and addresses global environmental challenges such as climate change, rising energy costs and increasing water scarcity.
A comprehensive sustainability strategy has been developed for Candlestick and the Shipyard to demonstrate how the project will provide the Bayview community with amenities that it has not historically enjoyed: opportunities for local jobs at all skill levels, local retail options, a safe walkable community, and a variety of parks and open spaces.
The sustainability strategy also describes measures that will minimize the impact of the development on local infrastructure, resources and the environment, and measures to preserve the unique culture and diversity that defines the area. Project sponsors will apply for and aspire to obtain a LEED–ND (Neighborhood Development) Gold certification for the entire Candlestick and Shipyard community.
Sustainability Focus Areas: The following are seven focus areas for sustainability objectives at the Candlestick and Shipyard Projects.
Economic Vitality and Affordability. Enhance the competitiveness of the region and restore the vitality of the Bayview by fostering a vibrant local economy and supporting a mixed-income community.
Community Identity and Cohesion. Create a strong sense of community by integrating the new neighborhood with the rich culture and diverse history of the existing neighborhood.
Public Well-Being and Quality of Life. Provide a healthy and safe neighborhood with sufficient community facilities, parks, essential services and public spaces to engender a high quality of life for residents of all ages and abilities.
Accessibility and Transportation. Significantly improve accessibility to the site and reduce traffic impacts on the surrounding area; promote walking and cycling as the primary modes of transportation within the development.
Resource Efficiency. Implement a whole-systems approach to energy conservation efficiency and sustainable supply that minimizes the need for fossil fuels: significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by residents and businesses; provide an integrated urban water system that achieves maximum synergy between the three core water disciplines: potable water, wastewater, and storm water and enables the community to live within its natural water budget; reduce, reuse and recycle appropriate solid waste materials, with a special emphasis on reusing construction materials and recycling organic wastes in an effort to divert waste from landfills.
Environment and Habitat. Protect and, wherever possible, enhance parks, natural habitats, soils, water bodies, air and climate.Utilize Advanced Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). Integrate Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) such as smart grid and cellular broadband infrastructure into the development to allow residents to better manage energy and water resources, bolster local economic activity, improve access to real time information, and facilitate community communications and activity.