|December 3, 2021|
Vehicle emissions research center uses Zero Net Energy
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A new state-of-the-art Southern California headquarters for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) was dedicated Thursday.
The expansive building on Iowa Avenue adjacent to the UC Riverside campus was designed to house research and testing of next-generation vehicles.
CARB Chair Liane Randolph said the “new headquarters will be the incubator of innovative regulatory thinking and research, playing a pivotal role in the transition of transportation in California to zero-emission technologies.” Randolph said “that will ensure that we accelerate our actions to protect those communities hardest hit by
The facility houses a laboratory and advanced chemistry area, and administrative space for approximately 460 employees.
At 402,000 square feet, it is designed to be the largest Zero Net Energy building in the United States – producing as much energy as it uses, aided by solar arrays.
The cost of the new facility was $419 million, which includes $108 million for specialized laboratory and testing equipment.
The new headquarters will also play a major role in the developing Innovation District supported by the City and County of Riverside.
Story Date: November 30, 2021