State Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward), whose district includes part of Pleasanton, has been recognized by a regional planning agency for achieving green business certification for her Hayward district office, her chief of staff said.
The district office was recognized by the Association of Bay Area Governments for "outstanding accomplishments and exemplary leadership" in achieving the certification, according to chief of staff Cory Jasperson.
The Green Business Program, coordinated by the association, verifies that businesses meet higher standards of environmental performance and take steps to conserve natural resources, prevent pollution, and reduce waste.
Hayashi's district office used new appliances and office equipment to conserve energy, low-flow water faucets to conserve water, used green cleaning products, and recycled all paper and other recyclable products in the office, according to Jasperson.
Hayashi serves the 18th Assembly District, which includes most of Pleasanton and Castro Valley as well as San Leandro, Hayward and Dublin and part of Oakland.