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TS Produces Video Highlighting Innovation in San Leandro

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Tripepi Smith has produced a video highlighting the partnership between Climatec Energy Services and the City of San Leandro. The video illustrates the impact of smart city technologies on city operations and the benefits it yields to the community. Additionally, it highlights the connection between smart cities and achieving significant environmental goals.

The video features interviews with members of the San Leandro City Council, including Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and Council Members Benny Lee, Corina Lopez and Lee Thomas, as well as city staff like Assistant City Manager Jeff Kay, IT Manager Tony Batalla and former Chief Innovation Officer Deborah Acosta. All participants discuss San Leandro’s efforts to drive Smart City technologies and sustainability efforts within their city.

“San Leandro is becoming recognized as a leader in smart city innovation, and the City is receiving international acclaim,” said Debbie Pollart, San Leandro Public Works Director. “Our work with Climatec has been a key aspect of our innovation efforts that deliver both powerful new technologies and eco-friendly outcomes for our community. Tripepi Smith was fun to work with on this video project and they did an outstanding job capturing the importance of our sustainability efforts and the story of San Leandro’s success.”

The partnership between San Leandro and Climatec began in 2016, when the city selected Climatec to install $5.2 million in energy and water-saving equipment at numerous public facilities across the City. 4,730 City street lights were replaced with LED smart lights and a wireless mesh network was integrated into the City’s street light poles. In 2017, Climatec helped San Leandro receive a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to fund a $3.9 million project to implement energy efficiency measures and a 1-megawatt solar power generation system at San Leandro’s Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). All told, the improvements will lower energy costs, cut waste, and save the city millions of dollars over the next decade.

Tripepi Smith provided project management, videography, video editing, onsite interviews, and graphics to fulfill the project for Climatec. The project was led by Melanie James, Business Analyst, with filming and editing by Angel Ruiz, Videographer. Tripepi Smith also delivered a website ( that highlights the major accomplishments of the City’s efforts to become a leading smart city.

“Climatec is one of the most innovative companies in the smart city technology sphere, and we’re proud to be able to work with them,” said Ryder Todd Smith, President of Tripepi Smith. “The things San Leandro and Climatec have been able to accomplish together are incredible, and Tripepi Smith is so proud to have been able to capture it on video.”

Climatec also partnered with the City of Fountain Valley, enlisting Tripepi Smith to create a video and website showcasing the positive effect smart technologies have had on the City.

About Climatec

Since 1975, Climatec has been making buildings safer, more comfortable and efficient. Climatec is the leading provider of advanced building technologies and energy solutions for thousands of customers every day. The firm is  part of the Bosch family and the largest privately-owned building technologies provider in the nation. Climatec is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ with branch offices serving Arizona, California, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Texas.

About City of San Leandro

One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 89,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining and entertainment options. The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro, a fiber optic network encircles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm located in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies throughout the state of California. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provide a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm also provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of Culver City, City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of La Puente, City of Tracy, City of Cupertino, City of Duarte, City of Millbrae, City of Daly City, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Fountain Valley, City of Paramount, Rowland Water District, Valley Water Company, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, League of California Cities, Institute for Local Government, Renne Public Law Group, Avenu Insights and Analytics, Inland Empire

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