STOCKTON — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) officially opened its new Stockton Regional Office at 3136 Boeing Way on Monday.
The new facility will house more than 400 employees and feature solar panels, electric vehicle charging stations and drought-tolerant landscaping. The office also has a 1,500-square foot Zero Net Energy (ZNE) display home that will educate visitors on energy efficiency.
The display will highlight techniques for achieving a ZNE home, which produces as much energy as it uses over the course of a year. The display home will also educate the public on the requirements to meet California’s ambitious goals for all new construction to be Zero Net Energy by 2020. Commercial construction has until 2030 to achieve that status.
“We are committed to supporting local economic vitality in communities across Northern and Central California,” said PG&E Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Laurie Giammona in a release. “With our new Stockton facility, we provide more than 400 employees with a state-of-the-art workplace with room to grow.”
Monday’s ribbon cutting ceremony also highlighted PG&E’s $40,000 contribution to San Joaquin County’s Habitat for Humanity to help its Solar Habitat program. The program helps fund rooftop solar panels on new homes built by Habitat for Humanity across Northern and Central California.
“We’re thrilled that PG&E has continued to invest in Stockton,” said Rep. Jerry McNerney who represents Stockton. “With this new facility, PG&E will provide new career opportunities to our local community as well as offer the public important energy efficiency tips and techniques to support California’s future.”