“ SMUD commends Cordova Hills for committing in their Greenhouse Gas Plan and Air Quality Mitigation Plan that a minimum 20% of all electricity from within the Project will come from renewable energy sources.”

– John DiStasio, SMUD General Manager and CEO

Sustainability

Cordova Hills was planned as a sustainable community, one  that is economically, environmentally, and socially healthy and resilient. It meets challenges through integrated solutions rather than through fragmented approaches that meet one of those goals at the expense of the others. And it takes a long-term perspective—one that's focused on both the present and future.

Economic

  • Construction that will exceed Title 24 building requirements by 20%
  • Water efficiency throughout: Intelligently designed street sections that incorporate Low Impact Development (LID) features
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Approximately 7 miles from 2nd largest job market in region where over 40,000 people commute to each day.

Social

  • Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) compatibility (i.e. the community will have dedicated lanes for NEV's)
  • A connecting internal transit system – 94% of homes will be within a mile of a transit stop
  • True mixed use community with 8,000 units and 1.3 million sq. ft. of commercial space
  • Overall net density equals 10 du/acre – Blueprint compatible 

Environmental

  • Preserving almost 70 percent of the vernal pool resources within the plan area
  • Over 500 acres of avoided wetland habitat
  • Compliance with current local, state and federal Greenhouse Gas requirements
  • Alignment with the proposed South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan (SSHCP), a regional approach to preserving valuable environmental resources
  • 98 acres of active parks and 145 acres of passive recreation
  • Mixed use community with high internal capture rate of every vehicle trip.