Our first all-electric, ZNE pilot housing project: Edwina Benner Plaza

Katie Ackerly, AIA
View of Edwina Benner Plaza in Sunnyvale, Ca at sunset
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Keith Baker

Edwina Benner Plaza was one of four pilots demonstrating low-carbon heat pump hot water solutions for housing, funded by the California Energy Commission in 2018. The project was our first all-electric affordable housing project. Although DBA was not a recipient of the grant, the technical oversight, detailed data collection and lessons learned that were supported by the grant have had tremendous value to our practice and our industry overall.

Visit the Association for Energy Affordability website to see the final report.

Read more about our experience and approach reaching for zero energy housing in this Common Edge article.