U.S. GEN Affiliate Launches Research Project on Energy-Efficient Community Design & Development

In collaboration with the State of California; the City of Chula Vista, CA, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); and the Gas Technology Institute, the GEC is creating a model process and designs for energy-efficient community development. The project involves three new communities with a total population of more than 24,000 in Chula Vista. It will demonstrate energy-smart land use, green building designs, urban heat island mitigation and other strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and will integrate renewable energy, energy efficiency, distributed generation and other advanced energy technologies in all building types and in municipal operations.

The Chula Vista, California Research Initiative
The Chula Vista, California Research Initiative [PowerPoint 3MB]