The city of Glendale is adopting several new sustainability goals as part of the 2040 General Plan. Environmental sustainability is the target of several of these goals, and the city is taking measures to improve its environmental footprint.
Since the vote, Glendale has already added 19 electric vehicles to the city fleet and created several charging stations near city hall.
Even beyond these acts, the city is hoping to make long-term change through partnerships with SRP, Taylor Morrison, Lennar Corporation and Pulte Homes. The plan is a new community in Glendale designed for environmental sustainability.
StoneHaven, located in southwest Glendale, is a master-planned community with the Earth in mind. The homes in the community will feature at least one 240-volt Level 2 charging outlet in the garage for electric vehicle charging. The feature comes standard with all of more than 1,200 new homes.
Additionally, because StoneHaven is part of SRP’s “Energy Star Homes” program, homebuilders are offered incentives to make its communities “electronic vehicle ready.” A homebuilder can receive $300 from SRP for each home that is pre-wired for Level 2 vehicle charging. This incentive applies to all communities that are part of SRP’s service territory.
“Glendale is committed to making good on our environmental sustainability goals,” said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. “StoneHaven is an example of Glendale leading by policy and partnering with the business community. These partnerships continue to make Glendale the city of choice for new generations of residents.”