Gallery: UC Davis’ Newly Opened West Village Is the Largest Net Zero Pr...


The University of California at Davis has just opened the doors to the first phase of its West Village complex — an ambitious net zero energy housing and recreation development that will eventually house 3,000 students. The project is the largest energy neutral housing project in the US, boasting superior insulation, solar electric panels, and the use of shading and reflective roofs to remedy hot summers. The project also takes on a technological twist to achieve net zero. In addition to using advanced energy saving techniques inside, including energy monitoring, students can also control various aspects of the building’s consumption straight from their smart phones.

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