As outlined in Chapter 3, Section 3.3.1 and 3.3.3 of the Specific Plan, all residential and commercial development projects in the plan area are subject to the city’s Climate Action Plan (2017). Development within the plan area will strive to achieve zero net energy consumption at the building and neighborhood level. All projects will be subject to Cal Green Tier 1 building standards which are 15% higher energy efficiency standards than current State of California Title 24 (Building Standards). Building construction will require the use of solar on single-family and multi-family residential products. It is anticipated that solar technology will be utilized on all commercial development in order for projects to comply with Cal Green Tier 1 standards.
The plan will focus on the use of green building products, consumption of less energy, water and other resources as well as reduction of storm water runoff and the use of trees for cooling, energy conservation and improving air quality. The plan will utilize City recycled water for public landscaping. Pollinator friendly planting and maintenance practices will be integrated into each site’s landscaping in addition to native and drought tolerant plant species.
This development will provide electric vehicle (EV) charging capable facilities in all residential garages and commercial parking lots. It is anticipated that all residential products (single-family homes and apartments) will be 100% electric. GHG reduction strategies and sustainability measures will be considered in future expansion projects and in the ongoing operations and use of all commercial and residential projects within the Plan Area including, but not limited to Energy Conservation, Water Conservation/Quality and Low Water Landscape measures as outlined in Sustainability Guidelines Sections 3.5.3.B for commercial uses and Section 3.5.12.B for residential.