Students Move into "Largest Net-Zero Community" in U.S.
A 4 MW photovoltaic system, including rooftop installations and canopies over parking areas, will power the apartments and retail centers.
Single-family homes will be available for purchase starting in 2012. The homes are expected to be popular; the university views them as a recruiting and retention tool for full-time faculty and staff, according to a spokeswoman.
Publicity for the West Village development has downplayed LEED certification, but the spokeswoman told
EBN the West Village was pursuing LEED Platinum certification for its buildings in addition to the development-wide net-zero goal.
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