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Largest Net Zero Complex at UC Davis. Going Green Living Express! - Green Living Guy
UC Davis West Village, the largest planned zero net energy community in the United States, will hold an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating its $300 million first phase: 315 apartments 42,500 square feet of commercial space a recreation center and village square. Zero net energy means the community is designed to generate as much energy as it consumes in the course of a year. This will be done through a combination of energy efficiency measures and a 4 megawatt solar photovoltaic system. Phase I of the community’s construction has generated some 300 jobs and created new apartments that currently house 846 students, faculty and staff. Phase I also includes the Sacramento City College Davis Center, the first community college satellite on a University of California campus.