Overview

College of the Desert

West Valley Campus Master Plan and Phase One

Palm Springs, California

Overview

The college envisions a self-sustaining campus that produces more energy than it consumes by emphasizing energy production and energy efficiency. The 59-acre, multiphase campus includes high-performance facades that minimize heat gain, energy-efficient mechanical systems, photovoltaic solar panels, storm-water reservoirs for evaporative cooling, shading and daylighting techniques, and wind protection. In all, the plan uses significantly less energy than existing buildings in the area.

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College of the Desert

Awards