UC Davis’ Net Zero Student Housing Boasts 3,290 Beds in 1.3M SF
The University of California, Davis’ The Green at West Village includes 1.3 million square feet of student housing and amenity space. The $575 million project adds nearly 3,300 beds to the campus which helps the University toward its goal to house 50 percent of its student population.
The project includes nine four-story apartment buildings on 35 acres. The mix includes studios, as well as one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments.
With its expansive solar arrays, The Green contributes to the overall neighborhood goal of annual net-zero energy, as the project will generate as much energy as it uses within a year.
The Michaels Organization was the project developer, working with UC Davis in a public-private partnership. Stantec provided architecture, landscape architecture and buildings engineering. CBG Building Company was the general contractor.
The apartment community will be operated by Michaels Student Living Management. Collegiate Housing Foundation will hold the ground lease with the University of California.
All project costs came from the proceeds of a tax-exempt bond sale, the largest bond sale for a U.S. student housing project.
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