SD Marina Receives CARB Award for Cutting Climate Impact

Byline: Log News Service

SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — A San Diego marina is one of 11 small businesses from across the state recognized by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) with its Climate Leader award for demonstrating leadership and making notable, voluntary achievements toward reducing their climate impact.

CARB announced June 1 that Sun Harbor Marina has received the Climate Leader award for “taking proactive steps to reduce their impact on our climate and communicating this information to their employees and customers.” Providing approximately 100 slips, Sun Harbor is the only San Diego business to receive the Climate Leader award.

“These small-business leaders from across the state prove that it only takes a few simple steps to be more sustainable,” said Mary Nichols of CARB.

CARB said Sun Harbor Marina, the only California marina to be recognized with an award for its “climate-smart” strategies, received the award because it has purchased and installed wind and solar energy, Energy Star-certified equipment, efficient lighting with timers and sensors, low-flow fixtures, drip irrigation and specified environmentally friendly products in property and pest-control contracts.

Sun Harbor also encourages and supports alternative transportation for its staff, promotes green practices in a monthly electronic newsletter, provides bonuses to staff for cost savings they help produce and participates in the Green Business Challenge with the Port of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric.

Built in 1933, Sun Harbor Marina — located in America’s Cup Harbor on San Diego Bay — was fully renovated in 2005 to become the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified marina. Since 2005, it has also been a member of the Clean Marinas program, a partnership of private and government marinas and yacht clubs developed to provide clean facilities to protect state waters from pollution.

The awards were presented at a ceremony June 13 in Sacramento.

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