One Planet. One Place.
Sonoma Mountain Village is an award winning, 200-acre, mixed-use, solar-powered, zero-waste community under development by Codding. One of the greenest neighborhoods in the world, Sonoma Mountain Village is the first North American community, and only the fourth in the world, endorsed by the prestigious international One Planet Communities program. By merging the latest technologies with the best of old-world neighborhood design and deeply sustainable services, SOMO Living offers a lifestyle full of choices for a healthier, happier way of life. The entire community will live well—and within Earth’s natural resources.
Sonoma Mountain Village is a replicable model set to prove that we can address our planet’s biggest environmental problems without compromise to our quality of life.
Founded by Codding and located at Sonoma Mountain Village, the Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster and NorthBay iHub is an accelerator for start-ups with innovative solutions in social responsibility and sustainable technologies. Start-ups receive mentorship, access to capital and business services as well as plug-and-play office space and infrastructure.
As one of twelve Innovation Hubs in California, the NorthBay iHub and Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster stimulate job creation in the State through regional collaboration and commercialization of technology. The iHub program is a California State initiative from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. It offers enhanced national and global exposure, marketing and partnership opportunities to benefit local companies and start-ups alike.
The Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster is expected to generate 1,000 high-paying jobs for the region within the next decade. The projected financial benefits are in excess of $350 million in cumulative payroll from emerging companies coupled with a $3.5 million increase in sales tax revenue for the City of Rohnert Park.
Codding is invested in Genesis Worldwide, a technology-driven, standardized, recycled steel panel manufactured building system for commercial, residential and institutional construction. As the premiere manufacturer of turnkey structural solutions, including innovative cold-formed steel products, the Genesis Technology Platform builds with less material, greater efficiency, less environmental impact and for less cost than traditional building methods.
Genesis Worldwide's network of engineering and distribution partners in Canada, Egypt, Abu Dhabi, Eastern Europe, Russia and Southeast Asia along with Codding’s strategic investment encourages the global introduction of this technology.
Codding’s strategic investment in AspenAir Inside, producer of high-efficiency air filtration systems for commercial and residential HVAC systems, reinforces the company’s goals of restorative impact on our built environment.
The patented technology was winner of the 2009 Indoor Air Quality Design Award and removes 99% of respirable suspended airborne particles for dramatically improved indoor air quality, all while reducing your energy bills and carbon footprint.
The technology has been incorporated into commercial spaces at Sonoma Mountain Village, where tenants enjoy the benefits of improved indoor air quality.
Codding’s environmental investment philosophy in Community Fuels aligns with alternative energy. Community Fuels is a leading producer of high quality biodiesel and the largest in the State of California. Biodiesel is a nontoxic, biodegradable, renewable fuel that can be blended with petroleum diesel at any level. Biodiesel substantially reduces emissions compared to petroleum diesel. As a domestically produced and consumed fuel, biodiesel contributes to improved national energy security and increased economic development.
Community Fuels operates a state-of-the-art biodiesel production and research facility at the Port of Stockton in California. The facility is ideally situated to supply Western and Pacific fuels markets. Community Fuels biodiesel exceeds ASTM fuel quality specifications as well as the stricter requirements established by multiple major oil companies. The company operates an on-site laboratory and all fuel is certified for quality prior to release for sale.
Community Fuels is the first biofuel project to secure California industrial development bond financing and has been awarded grant funding through the United States Department of Energy, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the California Energy Commission, the California Employment Training Panel and the California Air Resources Board.
Codding uses 100 percent renewable power in its development of deeply sustainable mixed-use communities. While typical developments harm the climate by increasing driving distances and the use of fossil fuels, Codding builds restorative projects that help solve these problems. Sonoma Mountain Village is a walkable infill development with over one megawatt of solar photovoltaic power installed and a plan to add another three megawatts as the community is built.
By constructing homes and businesses with super-efficient walls, windows and appliances, Codding is able to profitably supply all of the building energy with on-site renewable power at Sonoma Mountain Village.
Codding doesn’t only focus on the construction of profitable solar-powered buildings. The company is engaged in changing laws in California to expand renewable power financing options and to make it legal to centralize residential solar power
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Building in California since the 1940’s, Codding Construction is a commercial and industrial full-service general contracting company. As a member of the US Green Building Council, with in-house LEED Accredited Professionals, the company specializes in sustainable commercial construction.
The experienced team has built over 6 million square feet of construction projects for a variety of retailers, office, mixed-use, banks, hotels, grocers, offices and homes. With dedicated project management, an extensive network of trade partners and a wealth of experience, it proudly builds lasting relationships based on quality, integrity and service.
Codding Construction is dedicated to partnering with clients on achieving high environmental standards. The company recently performed tenant improvements for national client, Comcast, achieving the highest Platinum level of certification within the US Green Building Council’s rating system.
The company controls over three million square feet of commercial space and has successfully negotiated with many retailers, restaurateurs and industry leaders. A full service team of experienced leasing professionals, with a network of local and national brokers, offers fast-track service to get your business open.
In 2005, Codding formed a strategic joint partnership with Simon Property Group to bring about the redevelopment of the Coddingtown Mall property in California. The first stage brought Whole Foods Grocer to the Mall. This exemplifies the company’s commitment to its investments.
Today, Codding is leasing space to green companies like DC Power Systems and helping national companies like Comcast achieve LEED Certification at the highest Platinum level within their leased premises.