Block by Block:

Transforming Cities for a Resilient and Carbon Neutral Future

EcoBlock is a radical retrofit of existing residential homes to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life for all community members.

EcoBlock is creating a model for a block-scale community microgrid with in-home energy & water-efficient retrofits.

cross section of ecoblock neighborhood

Solar PV on existing roof

Shared bicycles

Shared electric vehicle (EV) and EV charger

Street trees

Distributed battery storage

Electric lines for distribution

Rain gardens

Pad-mounted transformer

Central battery storage

Insulation and improved thermal comfort

Shared electric scooters

Electrification and improved indoor air quality

Energy- and water-efficient appliances

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The California Energy Commission funded Phase 1 and is now funding Phase 2 of the Oakland EcoBlock Project (Contract Number: EPC-18-013.).

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Featured News

Stanford SmartGrid Seminar

EcoBlock PI Sascha von Meier will be speaking at a Stanford Energy SmartGrid Seminar on Tuesday, October 21, 2021 at 1:30-2:30pm. Professor von Meier will discuss how the Oakland EcoBlock

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