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Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plan Redevelopment Project Selected to Partner with the Department of Energy; CSBR Plays Integral Role

The Redevelopment of the Ford Site in Saint Paul has been selected to be included in the Department of Energy's Zero Energy Districts Accelerator Program as a part of the Better Buildings Challenge. This project will partner with the DOE to implement a "master energy plan, business, and governance model" within the next three years.

This summer, Richard Graves (Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research) presented a paper at the ACEEE conference in Asilomar, California that outlined a design concept for the development to achieve Net Zero that was instrumental in getting this award for the city.

CSBR is looking forward to continuing to work with the City of Saint Paul, and Evergreen Energy to advance the Ford Zero Energy District work in collaboration with the Department of Energy and the other partners in the accelerator.


Image of Richard Grave's Presentation "The Path to Net Zero" with Energy Modeling and Graphics by Graduate Student Elizabeth Kutschke

Click the image or here to download a larger PDF of the presentation.


For more information see the DOE announcement here!

Congratulations, Richard on this great honor.

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