Community Garden: In the center of Stanford West Apartments is the beautiful community garden.
Herb Garden: Stanford West Apartments offers a community herb garden for all residents to enjoy.
Solar Panels: Solar panels are used to heat the North and South pools as well as the amenity areas so as to be more self-sustaining.
LED Lighting: Now using energy-efficient exterior lighting throughout the community to reduce energy consumption.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: Currently there are two EV charging stations on-site; refer to the site plan for exact locations.
Conversion to renewable energy
To increase energy efficiency and use innovative, clean and renewable energy on campus, Stanford initiated a plan in 2008-09 that includes high-efficiency standards for new buildings, continued efficiency improvements for existing buildings and SESI, an advanced energy-management system with thermal energy storage invented by the university to heat and cool campus buildings. It has updated more than 155 buildings on campus and transformed the energy supply from one based on fossil fuels to an electrically powered heat recovery system.
And the additions continue. As Stanford West Apartments is owned by Stanford University, it was a natural decision to recently upgrade the pool on the property. During June 2020, the swimming pool received a Solar Hot Water System for solar pre-heated water. The system is comprised of
Details about the programs and accomplishments that make Stanford more environmentally responsible can be found in the Sustainability Year in Review.
Location: 700 Clark Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Solar Collectors: 60 SunEarth 4'X8' Oasis Collectors (OP-32)
System Format: Solar pre-heated water
Core Energy Group: http://coreenergy.io/