Zero Emission Affordable Housing Design: Palm City Village

National Community Renaissance

Recipient

CA

Recipient Location

23rd

Senate District

40th

Assembly District

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$570,302

Amount Spent

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Active

Project Status

Project Update

The Palm City Village project team is working together to bring these energy-efficient affordable housing units to life. So far, the team has selected all contractors and subcontractors for Phase I and met with them to plan work and assign tasks. The team has begun budgeting projections contextualized with both construction and energy modeling. These models are further informing ongoing work to select the energy efficiency and technology solutions that will combine to deliver a novel approach to affordable multifamily design and set the stage for its construction. Team members are also undertaking community outreach as well as technology and knowledge transfer tasks.

The Issue

California housing is constrained, leaving few affordable high-quality, energy-efficient housing units available. This issue is compounded by a lack of density, especially around transit stops, and lack of nearby community resources and commercial spaces.

Project Innovation

The project will leverage and improve National CORE’s advanced approaches in building 100% affordable, all-electric, ZNE mixed-use projects in California and across the nation through a three pillared approach: 1) Utilizing the Design Phase grant funds to select design strategies with a downward cost trajectory; 2) Using designs that can adapt to future scale-ups; 3) Emphasizing energy equity and ensuring accurate M&V of tenants' bill savings.

Project Goals

Evaluate, implement technologies and building-level enhancements to deliver a carbon-free affordable and development.
Develop approaches to influence resident and building manager decision-making and encourage energy-efficient behaviors.

Project Benefits

Lower Costs

Affordability

Lower electricity costs for residents will be realized by using a virtual grid to amoritize the savings from the central PV system.

Equity

Equity

This project will develop an approach incorporating new design strategies and measures with additional cost trajectory evaluation, creating a pathway for a carbon free developer-community-transit triad throughout California.

Key Project Members

Project Member

Matt Hart

Project Manager
Momentum

Subrecipients

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University of Southern California

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Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

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Build Momentum (d.b.a. Momentum)

Rocket

Metrics Mechanical Engineering

Rocket

Gray Electrical

Rocket

Arup US, Inc.

Rocket

Match Partners

Rocket

National Community Renaissance

Rocket

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