Thursday, May 19, 2011

UC Davis West Village

UC Davis West Village: "West Village is the largest Zero Net Energy community in the U. S."

UC Davis West Village

West Village is the largest Zero Net Energy community in the U. S. Employing revolutionary energy efficiency measures and meeting the community’s energy demands through on-site solar power generation, West Village introduces a new model for environmentally responsible living. Located on the campus of the University of California, Davis, West Village is an innovative public-private partnership that optimizes public and private resources to deliver a new paradigm of sustainable living.

Guiding principles of this collaborative project include housing affordability, environmental responsiveness and quality of place. West Village will provide housing, recreation and neighborhood-serving retail for students, faculty and staff, enabling its residents to live near core campus and participated fully in campus life. Leading the Way in Environmentally-Conscious Living West Village integrates sustainable design allowing residents to reduce their reliance on automobiles, limit energy consumption and enjoy the benefits of the local climate in a healthy environment.

For more information, download the project information pdf at right, and stay tuned for the launch of our full website shortly.