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Black & Veatch picked for California ‘smart city’ project

15 Sep 15 Chula Vista in California has hired Black & Veatch to develop a plan for incorporating smart infrastructure into the city.

The city has set aggressive goals of becoming more efficient through improved use of energy, water, communications and other critical infrastructure.

Black & Veatch will advise the city as it plans the hardware, software and communications networks required to establish a smarter community. Black & Veatch and the city are consulting with Cleantech San Diego and other area technology companies to develop a solution.

The Chula Vista Bayfront masterplan was developed jointly by the city of Chula Vista and the Port of San Diego. The 535-acre Bayfront is adjacent to two national wildlife refuges. It also housed a major power plant and aircraft manufacturing facilities. The plan to transform the area includes high-performance buildings and city infrastructure that incorporates energy efficiency, demand response, and clean energy generation technologies.

Black & Veatch’s smart integrated infrastructure (SII) services combine energy, water, and communications across both project management and engineering. 

“Chula Vista’s leadership has taken an enormous step toward making their systems more responsive and resilient,” said Rick Azer, director of Black & Veatch’s SII initiative. “The energy and communications infrastructure plan we will define for the Bayfront can provide a platform for enhanced services that will benefit both the city’s budget and residents’ quality of life.”

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