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San Jose breaks ground on major net-zero downtown initiative

By District Energy posted 04-27-2022 05:35


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San Jose has broken ground on a large-scale, downtown net zero initiative that will create 1.3 million square feet of low-carbon workspace and retail areas, as well as an expansion space for the adjacent Tech Interactive science centre.

To reduce embodied and operational carbon to the greatest extent possible, the project will leverage low-carbon building materials, and connect to an all-electric district energy system developed by Creative Energy. Any remaining carbon emissions will be mitigated through on-site renewable energy generation and local, high-quality offsets. From an emissions perspective, it will be as if Park Habitat was never constructed, stakeholders claim.

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