The Irvine Master Plan was created more than 50 years ago to guide the city’s carefully phased, long-term growth. Today, the Master Plan remains committed to the principle of balance between development and the preservation of natural open space, parks, and trails.
The city has a number of programs for a sustainable future including green building, a 20-year energy plan, a zero waste ordinance, a zero emission vehicle fleet for commuters, and a number of transportation programs. Irvine is also home of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine.
The city offers a Green Business program that provides support designed to help businesses operate sustainably.
The city has a directory of resources for additional information on energy conservation, clean fueling stations, green building, recycling and water and air quality.
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