Building a Sustainable Oasis in the Desert
Formed in 2009, the Coachella Valley Branch was formed to promote sustainable strategies and ecological awareness for the unique conditions of the Coachella Valley’s built environment, creating an environmental legacy, fostering a healthy, prosperous and improved quality of life.
Adapting to our special desert climate
Nestled between the San Jacinto, Santa Bernardino and Santa Rosa Mountains lie the distinctly beautiful Coachella Valley. Home to the resort city of Palm Springs, the Valley is a network of nine cities in the desert. Our region reaches down to the Salton Sea and across to the Arizona border.
Although we have a rich history as a modern architecture capital and getaway for the stars, the Coachella Valley faces some serious sustainability challenges.
Building in a severe climate such as ours, with summers reaching up to 120 degrees, water and energy are a primary concern. The Coachella Valley Branch is dedicated to helping architects, designers, developers and builders take advantage of the opportunities from building green.
Cities Served By Our Branch
Desert Hot Springs
Our Regional Priorities
2. Reduction of heat islands
4. Drip irrigation
5. Insulation & efficiency
6. Passive solar orientation
7. Waterless and Ultra low-flow Fixtures
9. Solar Thermal
10. Solar Power