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UC Davis West Village

Davis, CA United States

Studio E Architects, MVE Institutional, Lim Chang Rohling & Associates


Project Description

The University of California, Davis West Village is the largest planned net zero energy community in the United States.

The community comprises 205 acres with 662 apartments, 343 single-family homes, and commercial and recreational facilities. The campus consists of three primary developments – The Ramble apartment complex, Viridian apartment homes and retail space, and The Center recreational facility.

The sustainable design of the community limits energy consumption, enables energy production and contributes to a healthy environment. The development evokes the feel of an exclusive resort, with well-manicured landscaping and multi-colored buildings. The project team wanted to use specific colors without sacrificing LEED points. The team specified Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation because of its ability to achieve this goal.

As a net zero energy development, UC Davis West Village is designed to generate as much energy as it consumes. On sunny days, the solar panels will generate more electricity than is needed for the site and send some back to the power grid. At night, the community will pull electricity from the grid, balancing out the excess power produced throughout the day.


Project Details

UC Davis West Village
Shared by:
  • General Contractor: GP Construction West, Inc. 
  • Developer and property manager: Carmel Partners 
  • Metal panel installer: Kodiak Roofing & Waterproofing 
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Specified Products

Metal Sales 7/8" Corrugated - Wall panels, Magna-Loc 180 panels, Vertical Seam panels

The Ramble apartment complex features more than 11,500 linear feet of 24 gauge, 7/8” Corrugated panels from Metal Sales™ in four custom colors: Green Drop, Glowing Firelight, Swedish Blue and Mustard Yellow.

Viridian is a multi-use facility that houses retail space on the first floor and three stories of apartments above. The first level is expected to house retail stores, restaurants, and university research and development offices. It features more than 18,000 linear feet of 22 gauge, 7/8” Corrugated panels coated with custom colors Gypsum and Zentury Brown. The exterior is also covered in stucco, creating a striking contrast with the panels from Metal Sales. Canopies are clad with Vertical Seam 24 gauge, 18” ‘flat’ roof panels in Champagne Metallic.

The Center houses the leasing office, fitness center, yoga room, study and meeting rooms, recreational and lap pools, volleyball court, and recreational facilities. It features more than 700 linear feet of 20 gauge, 7/8” Corrugated panels in a Galvalume® finish, and more than 11,000 linear feet of 24 gauge, Magna-Loc 180 pencil rib roof panels in Champagne Metallic.

All of the panel colors from Metal Sales are listed with ENERGY STAR®, improving energy-efficiency and reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling. The panels also have a long life span, are 100% recyclable, and contain a high percentage of recycled material – contributing to LEED points.



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