Otay Ranch Green Development Planning - Chula Vista, California
PlaceMatters worked with partners to develop a comprehensive, innovative, community-scale model for energy efficiency and sustainable resource management for the 15,000-acre Otay Ranch development in Chula Vista, California. When complete, this transit-oriented development between San Diego and Tijuana will accommodate 70,000 additional residents in 23,732 new dwelling units, distributed among several walkable "urban villages."
At the center of the new development will be a mixed-use village adjoining a unique campus to be shared by five area universities and colleges, including two from Mexico, which lies just to the south.
This innovative project integrated technology and management strategies to maximize energy efficiency at the community scale. PlaceMatters, working with several partners and planning tools, used CommunityViz to analyze impacts, visualize land use alternatives and maximize efficiencies and their integration with power generation technologies. The Project also combined American Forests’ CityGreen software with CommunityViz to provide an integrated analysis of both green and built infrastructure.
- Minimizing energy consumption in buildings, transportation elements, and water systems
- Maximizing the use of cost-effective renewable energy resources
- Reducing energy-related emissions from both on-site and off-site sources
- Maximizing the reliability and security of energy services to critical facilities and functions, as well as the community-at-large
- Creating a replicable market approach to accelerate the demand for energy smart-development and associated energy-efficient technologies
Partners: National Energy Center for Sustainable Communities (NECSC), Gas Technology Institute (GTI); City of Chula Vista; U.S. Department of Energy, McMillan Development, HomeFed Corporation
Image: "Vista del Balcon del Depa" by Juan Manuel. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/juanmanuel/3633798047/
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