Zero Net Energy Design

Development Projects (A Small Sample)

Mutual Housing at Spring Lake – Winner 2017 World Habitat Award

Project: Mutual Housing at Spring Lake

  • Developer: Mutual Housing California
  • Woodland, CA
  • 62 affordable apartment flats and town-homes (61 for farm workers and their families)
  • Energy and water efficiency features include: innovative electric heat pumps, a 209 kilowatt photovoltaic system, LED lighting, tenant energy usage monitors, extremely well-sealed and insulated buildings, low-flow toilets, water-saving showerheads, and drought tolerant landscaping.
  • Features: Meal Programs, NetZero Energy, LEED Platinum, Department of Energy (DOE), WaterSense, Indoor Air Quality Plus, Energy Builders’ Challenge Program, Energy Star for Homes
  • Nation’s 1st Zero-Energy Ready Homes Certified multifamily project
  • Winner of World Habitat Awards 2017
Corporation for Better Housing – Calistoga

Project: Calistoga Family Apartments

  • Developer: Corporation for Better Housing
  • Calistoga, CA
  • 48 Affordable housing units
  • Learning and computer labs
  • First Central Heating Heat Pump in the United States for Heating, Cooling and Domestic Hot Water
  • Winner of Two Gold Nugget Awards: Best of class in ZNE and Second Place Overall
  • Features: Meal Programs, NetZero Energy, LEED Platinum, Department of Energy (DOE), WaterSense, Indoor Air Quality Plus, Energy Builders’ Challenge Program, Energy Star for Homes
Church Hill Townhouses – Fortuna – In addition to being certified LEED for Homes Platinum, the project participates in the D.O.E’s Energy StarProgram, the D.O.E’s Builder’s Challenge Program, Enterprise Green Communities, the NAHB National Green Building Program and has in PG&E California’s Multi-Family New Homes Program & PG&E New Solar Homes Program.

Project: Church Hill Townhouses

  • Developer: Danco
  • Fortuna, CA
  • 35 Affordable Housing Units
  • Zero Net Energy
Affirmed Housing – Carson

Developer: Affirmed Housing

  • Carson, CA
  • 40 Apartments for Families
  • LEED Gold
  • Zero Net Energy electric with gas boiler and solar thermal offset
Pacific Communities – Oxnard

Developer: Pacific Communities

  • Oxnard, CA
  • 44 Large Family Units, Mixed-use
  • LEED Platinum, 90% Net Zero Energy, $5 utility allowances