Phone: (408) 535-8550
Green Enterprise Facility
The San José Environmental Innovation Center (EIC) is a first-of-its-kind “green enterprise” facility that houses services for residents and clean tech entrepreneurs:
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Buy and donate new and gently-used furniture, household products, and building materials at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.
Hazardous Waste Drop-off Facility
Make a free appointment to drop off household hazardous waste like batteries, paint, and fluorescent light bulbs.
Prospect Silicon Valley is a nonprofit cleantech innovation hub that aims to solve the biggest urban sustainability challenges.
Green Building Features
- Solar panels to offset 100% of the EIC’s energy use
- Wind turbines
- Composting toilets
- Pervious pavement
- Solar tracking skylights
- LED lights
Learn more about the Environmental Innovation Center’s green building features.
"Watershed" Public Art Feature
Learn about Peter Richards’ public art sculpture “Watershed", which centers around the themes of storing energy and peoples’ relations to earth, water, and food.
History and Background
The EIC promotes a healthy environment and regional economy. With the help of the federal New Markets Tax Credit program, San José transformed a marginal property into a showcase of energy- and water-efficient practices. The Environmental Services Department is the building owner and tenant coordinator.