CACS Event: The How and Why of Developing Zero-net Carbon UC Student Housing

Panel Discussion | January 31 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

 Jason E. Smith, Partner, KieranTimberlake; Peter Rumsey, Founder, Point Energy Innovations; Beth Piatnitza, UCSF's Capital Programs Housing Program Manager & Project Manager, UCSF

 Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS)

Across the UC system student housing is under development and UC's sustainability practices policy is calling on these new facilities to be zero-net carbon buildings. UC Berkeley's Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS) is hosting a conversation to explore this timely topic with UC San Francisco's Minnesota Street Graduate Student and Trainee Housing project design team. This event is open to the campus community.

Appealing to student design needs, including affordability, the Minnesota Street housing project will provide approximately 595 units, in two buildings on two sites, and is oriented to urban living that includes a mix of micro-unit, studio, and two-bedroom unit types. The micro-units are proposed to make up 65 percent of the project. Units of this type are becoming increasingly popular in urban areas, as they provide privacy but rent for lower rates given their smaller-sized living space. Topping its sustainability goals and green architecture, the housing is designed with a high-performing building envelope and includes an all-electric energy system - two key northern California strategies for zero-net carbon building.

Join CACS and our guests:

Jason E. Smith-Partner and Kate Czembor-Principal , KieranTimberlake - leaders in the field of green architecture with projects throughout the UC system.

Peter Rumsey, Founder, Point Energy Innovations, a pioneer in the design and conceptualization of a new building paradigm that is centered around Zero Energy Buildings

Beth Piatnitza, UCSF’s Capital Programs Housing Program Manager and Project Manager, focused on delivering affordable, sustainable housing.