Rice Creek Commons is a 427-acre site that is slated for major residential and commercial redevelopment. The redevelopment focuses on creating a vibrant community that can serve as a national model for sustainable redevelopment. The partners developing the site are prioritizing energy infrastructure that can set the standard for efficient building design and low carbon emissions.
Ever-Green has been a long-standing advisor to this project, as a civic partner, and as a leader of the energy system master planning project team, which also included the Center for Energy and Environment and Burns & McDonnell. Ever-Green continues to provide support to the implementation phase of development.
The redevelopment of the site required an in-depth analysis of policy and implementable energy source and energy conservation methods that are implementable for this site. This analysis resulted in the following key findings: