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Sunnyside Energy Oasis

The Sunnyside Energy Oasis – Equity and Innovation District will engage all motivated Americans to work together in the design and development of the first comprehensive ‘net-zero’ community, integrating daycare, food, education, energy, water, and workforce housing; demonstrating viable environmental solutions while achieving the American Dream for all of our brothers and sisters by providing a hand up, not just a hand out.

The Sunnyside Innovation District of Denver, Colorado will work with academia, business, and government to reconnect neighborhoods, preserving their unique histories and cultures while building sustainable and inclusive economies that ensure Colorado’s environmental future.


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We Americans, whose country’s population is five percent of the world’s and consumes twenty five percent of the world’s energy have created a big disconnect with the way we have industrialized our planet which is now the world’s status quo. As the developing world becomes the developed world – very quickly it would seem – similar levels of fossil fuel consumption will not be economically or ecologically sustainable. Over the next thirty to fifty years fossil fuels should be replaced with clean energy sources as infrastructure is modernized making positive changes to the status quo.

Through smart design and planning we can have a better balance between man and nature which is sustainable and profitable, with Colorado as the hub for efforts in developing technologies and markets with clean technology solutions in the New Energy Economy.

For Many years I have worked closely with a couple of other Colorado clean-tech innovators; waste water engineer Gary Matzen and architect John Gagnon – as a team we have laid the foundation of the Sunnyside Energy Oasis.

On October 14, 2016 Gary was tragically killed by a hit-n-run drunk driver. We are currently testing the anaerobic digester prototype at the Boulder Waste Water Facility proving the patents and technologies reliable.

Arapahoe Light Rail
Aerial View of the
Arapahoe Light Rail
Sunnyside Energy Oasis Arapahoe Site Plan
Arapahoe Energy Oasis
at the Arapahoe
Light Rail

Arapahoe Energy Oasis Elevation
Arapahoe Energy Oasis Elevation

The Energy Oasis model locates high-density, live-work-play building – integrating “vertical farms” – creating urban corridors along the mass transit system. the services and systems of the Energy Oasis model are highly interconnected, with the intent to optimize energy efficiency, sustainability, and 21st century livability, inside the constraints of the modern city while reducing the use of automobiles, fossil fuels and water.

ET Squared has also teamed with RavenBrick LLC and their material science technology for the building’s exterior. Please visit our Alternative Energies page».

The Energy Oasis building is a solar collector. Our copy written design is nautilus shaped to improve various alternative energy systems that are incorporated into the building’s exterior wall and roof systems for better efficiency as we rotate around the Sun.

Smart design during the planning phase of the building, incorporating alternative energy systems with garden roof systems, harvesting energy from the natural resources: sun, water, wind, reducing the volume of waste by turning waste into energy to run the buildings utility systems is what we are trying to achieve.

The “Evans Energy Oasis” is a high density residential commercial building built in a park environment located on both sides of a  light rail line with many trees and gardens that processes CO2 through photosynthesis to create miles of carbon sinks for metro areas. Also incorporated into the design are bridges over freeways and major intersections, landscaped as parks, using various path systems for the different modes of individual transportation that will connect existing neighborhoods with easy access to light rail stations. This will remove pedestrians from traffic flows in a metro area.

Very simply, the Sunnyside Energy Oasis model proposes to redesign cities around its’ mass transit system while building Zero Energy districts or (ZED’s) which mitigate human beings impacting Climate Change.