A Sacramento City College center in Davis that is the first community college on a University of California campus is set to open its doors to students on Saturday.
College officials held an opening celebration Wednesday for the center's angular, modern building, with its two-story walls of glass and 20,000 square feet of sleek, sunlit interiors.
The college moved from its former quarters – a low, dark office complex in south Davis less than half the size – to a new area of the UC Davis campus called West Village, on the west side of Highway 113.
The complex of student apartments and faculty housing surrounded by farmland is the largest zero-net-energy neighborhood in the United States. Planners say it will use no more energy than it produces through a combination of solar power and energy-saving design.