The largest student housing community in U.S. history, the redevelopment of UC Davis West Village provides 3,311 beds across 1,257 units of apartment-style housing to graduate and transfer students of the University of California at Davis. Located near restaurants, retail, a nursery, and Highway 113, the community consists of nine four-story residential buildings, a community center, and a maintenance center constructed using the prefabricated Prescient structural system atop concrete slabs on grade. The largest net-zero community in North America, the project includes an exterior insulation and finish system for continuous insulation, TPO roofing, high-efficiency split-system HVAC, electric boilers, and net metering from solar panels over the carports.
UC Davis West Village is the largest net-zero energy community in North America. With solar panels mounted over its carport structures, the community produces enough electricity to offset 100 percent of the project's electric use. Designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification, UC Davis West Village meets the UC systems' and UC Davis' sustainability initiatives and exceeds California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards in Title 24. In addition to solar panels, the community also includes bio-swales, drought-tolerant landscaping, and one-to-one bike parking for students. Sustainability specialist, Davis Energy Group, is a part of the University Student Living development team and will be providing insight and recommendations throughout the construction process for the redevelopment.