Conscious Living

Life, liberty and the pursuit of net zero

What lies before us is the unprecedented commitment by FivePoint to make Valencia the most environmentally sustainable planned community in California, if not the United States.

Our promise to

Mother Earth

We commit to serving as stewards of this land. Protectors of the environment. We will champion green building standards, preserve natural beauty and invest in climate action around the world. This isn’t a soapbox or a mission statement. It is a vision for a shared future. One of greater environmental harmony and more health and happiness for all.

The pursuit of a net zero Valencia

Our plan is to advance the State of California’s fight against climate change through zero net greenhouse gas emissions and net zero energy use practices. At the same time, we’re creating thousands of jobs, stimulating enormous economic activity, providing critically needed new housing and protecting large stretches of nature within the Santa Clarita Valley.

We don’t have to tell you, these are some big objectives. Yet we’ve already made a lot of progress and we’re collaborating on new research, stepping up our innovation, and doing the hard work that it’s going to take to achieve our goals. In the end, we believe this community will become a new model of life and work in California.

A guide to building and living sustainably

For us, it's a way of life.

+ Energy Efficiency

Eco-friendly home design

We’re bringing our commitment to mother nature indoors. The homes in the first phase of Valencia will feature high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners, Energy Star® appliances, rooftop insulation and solar panels.

+ Transportation

Electric vehicle (EV) chargers

We want to promote electric vehicle use throughout California. So we will be working in partnership with companies like Plug in America to install a number of electric vehicle charging stations not only in Valencia but other areas of Southern California.

+ Environmental Stewardship

Water conservation efforts

In California, water is precious. So we have a number of efforts to help recycle and reuse water. One of the largest investments is a water reclamation plant that will recycle millions of gallons per day for non-potable uses, such as irrigating the parks and open spaces, across the community.

+ Environmental Stewardship

Open space preservation

We all need to step up to protect the natural environment. One of the first steps is to preserve approximately 10,000 acres of open space in LA County and Ventura County, including habitat reserves for the endangered spineflower as well as for oak trees and other heritage trees.

So... what is net zero?

At Valencia, we’re committed to net-zero energy use and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Through a combination of technologies and practices that conserve energy and generate clean energy, Valencia’s goal is to create at least as much energy as we use. This helps achieve our other goal, which is to reduce carbon emissions to the point where Valencia’s overall production of greenhouse gas adds up to zero. That’s not just net-zero energy, that’s maximum synergy.

Achieving net-zero isn’t dull and technical. It’s educational. Experiential. And most of all, mutual.

It’s things you’ll experience every day.

Electric charging stations for cars; energy-efficient homes; community gardens; and a development pattern that preserves approximately 10,000 acres of habitat and creates a balance between the natural world and the built environment.

Things you’ll be able to see.

Rooftop solar; bike lanes and neighborhood electric vehicle pathways; and special conservation areas that protect rare plant species such as the endangered San Fernando Valley spineflower.

Things that will be hiding in plain sight.

Rainwater collection systems; geothermal heating and cooling systems for community buildings and pools; water reclamation that irrigates parks and open spaces with recycled water; wildfire mitigation practices that include low-combustible, drought-tolerant landscaping; and state-of-the-art development and design practices.

Things that will happen elsewhere.

Like the conservation easement — a 170-acre forest preserved in Humboldt County — which is the equivalent of taking approximately 18,000 cars off the road; energy-efficient technologies provided to area public schools; and the cook stove program we’re funding in sub-Saharan Africa.

And it’s things that will happen close to home.

25 homes in disadvantaged neighborhoods were recently retrofitted with solar installations and “cool roofs” that save energy. More investments like this are planned for the future. Meanwhile, you can help by reducing your personal carbon footprint, shopping locally, living closer to work … and spreading the word.

Dear
California,

You are our home, our playground, our future. And the only place we work. So we not only support the ambitious climate-first measures and goals of our state, we see ourselves as partners with state leadership. In our climate-first mission, here’s who we’re partnering with:

Local:

CA Department of Fish & Wildlife
CA State Coastal Conservancy

National:

US Army Corps of Engineers
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Fish and Wildlife
Center for National Lands Management
Plug in America

Global:

Climate Resolve
Climate Forward
UN Sustainable Development Goals

Learn more about FivePoint’s vision for a cleaner California.

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