Project Announcements

Project Announcement: Pilot Block Selection

The EcoBlock Team is pleased to announce the selection of the Pilot EcoBlock site in Oakland’s Fruitvale District. This will be the first-of-its-kind block to demonstrate neighborhood-scale solutions to urban resilience, including energy and water efficiency, a communal solar-powered microgrid, and shared electric transportation.

The Fruitvale EcoBlock is home to a diverse community of residents in single- and multi-family buildings with a shared commitment to sustainable living. The project, led by UC Berkeley, will run from 2020 to 2023, with efficiency retrofits and microgrid construction planned for 2021-22.