Reimagine Affordable Mixed-Use Development in a Carbon-Constrained Future. The purpose of the challenge is to fund a design-build that will challenge multidisciplinary project teams to design and build a mixed-use development – using cutting-edge energy technologies, tools and construction practices - that is affordable, equitable, emissions-free and resilient to climate change impacts and extreme weather events.
In other words... do something new!
Our mission is to innovate, educate, and empower. Through our pioneering ecovillage development approach and ZEDlife Studio™'s immersive experiences, we transfer knowledge while engaging individuals in the journey towards sustainable living.
C4GS-ZEDlife is a young, US-based, company joint venture formed by Communities for Global Sustainability (C4GS, LLC.), a delightfully "melanated" group of community leaders, builders, innovators and investors in green technology and ZedPower, LLC, an internationally recognized expert in the field of sustainable zero-carbon housing.
C4GS Camp+Design+Build, London in 2023, a unique and immersive experience of creativity, innovation, and sustainable design.
C4GS-ZEDlife + Electric Vehicles Test
C4GS-ZEDlife + Secret Pop Up Dinner
California Energy Commission EPIC Board Vote
[San Diego, CA, May 3, 2022] — Communities for Global Sustainability (C4GS) and their new division, C4GS-ZEDlife, LLC., built a dream-team of builders and innovators in clean energy to bring a world-renowned sustainable, affordable housing concept to California.
Together, their C4GS-ZEDlife project caught the attention of the California Energy Commission’s EPIC program which invests in promising projects to transform the electricity sector and meet California’s energy and climate goals.
INVESTMENT & BUILD PRINCIPLES
Effect systemic change at scale– from social systems to government programs– so that all people have paths out of poverty.
Build diverse, mixed-use communities that promote economic mobility and empower individuals to break the barriers to success.
Support equitable access to quality services and economic opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, income or geography.
Foster connections and social support that strengthen the links between education and housing that help people and communities thrive together.
We are currently seeking strategic partnerships in Green Energy, Real Estate and Social Enterprise including Angel Investors, Property Owners, Land Developers, Mortgage Brokers, Contract Attorneys, Supply Chain Partners, Manufacturing, Commercial & Realty Vendors and Service Providers, Workforce Development Providers, Community Development Corporations, Community Land Trust Developers, and Fund Managers.