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This Small California Community Might Just Solve America’s Energy Problems

December 12, 2013
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This Small California Community Might Just Solve America’s Energy Problems
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The new Viridian apartments at West Village on Tuesday September 13, 2011 at UC Davis in Davis, CA. West Village is intended to allow faculty, staff and student to live near the campus. Image courtesy of UC Davis
The West Village at UC Davis is almost there.

The West Village at California’s UC Davis campus may soon become the nation’s largest planned community to achieve zero net energy consumption. The project, which organizers say will eventually house 3,000 students, 500 faculty and their families, as well as retail and commercial buildings, is 87% of the way to zero energy consumption, and expects to  reach its goal by 2015. An added bonus for Mother Earth: The West Village produces zero carbon emissions.

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