Creating Livable Communities

NPLLC Wins Davis Environmental Recognition Award

DAVID ENTERPRISE: Friday, April 17, 2015


The Bike Campaign and Neighborhood Partners LLC will receive city of Davis Environmental Recognition Awards from the Davis City Council at a ceremony Tuesday evening, April 21st @ 6:30 pm.

The awards were created in 1995 by the Davis Natural Resources Commission to honor and recognize the environmental accomplishments of individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations working in and around Davis.

Neighborhood Partners, LLC, was nominated by James Zanetto with letters of support from Unitrans and Brown Construction Inc. The principals are David J. Thompson and Luke Watkins, both longtime Davis residents.

The company has provided environmentally sensitive, permanently affordable housing for low-income families in Davis and Yolo County and has developed, initiated or assisted in creating about 800 units of affordable housing.

The projects feature passive solar, photovoltaic solar electricity, south-facing orientation, through ventilation, high-rating insulation, community gardens and planter boxes.

Neighborhood Partners communities are built with community solar, providing the equivalent power for the community building, parking lots and all general uses, which means residents pay only for their unit uses and do not pay for the property uses.

All of the Neighborhood Partners communities work with Unitrans or Yolobus to ensure a high level of bus service and close proximity to bus stops, as well as ensuring that the buses or Davis Community Transit have easy pick-up and drop-off to all of the Neighborhood Partners communities.

In addition, Neighborhood Partners built the first community in California to generate photovoltaics; the first senior community in Davis to have photovoltaics; the first affordable family community in Davis and in Woodland to have photovoltaics; and the first development in Davis to meet the dark-sky ordinance.

This is an abridged version of the award. To see the full package submitted to the City of Davis by James Zanetto: Click on link below.

Environmental_Award Nomination package Zanetto 2015




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