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The Robert Redford Building for NRDC – Santa Monica, California

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Project: Robert Redford Building for The National Resource Defense Council
Address: 1314 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Architect: Moule and Polyzoides
Structural Engineer:  Nabih Youssef & Associates
Sustainability Engineers: Syska Hennessy Group
Greywater System Design and Installation:  Environmental Planning & Design, LLC
Solar Consultant: Solar Design Associates
General Contractor: TG Construction Inc.
Project Manager: Tishman Construction Corporation of California
LEED Coordinator: CTG Energetics
Size: 15,000 sf
Completed: November 2003
Cost: $ 3.9 Million

AE Interest: First building in the US to achieve LEED Platinum [a].  90% recycled or recyclable construction materials [b]. Combined on-site grey water and storm water collection used to fill toilets and landscape irrigation [c]. 7.5 kW rooftop solar electric array provides 20% of the building’s power [d]. Remaining energy needs filled by purchasing renewable energy credits, occupant controlled ventilation, lighting, and temperature [e].

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Written by Anthony Zaghrini

November 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm

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DPR Construction San Francisco Office- San Francisco, California

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Building: DPR San Francisco Office
Location: San Francisco, California
Address:  945 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Architect: FME Architects
MEP Engineer: Integral Group
Structural Engineers: Paradigm Structural Engineers
Lighting Design:DPR Construction
Contractor: DPR Construction
Landscape and GreenWall Design: Habitat Horticulture
LEED Consultant: Environmental Building Strategies
Size: 24,010 sf
Completion: May 2014

AE Interest:
First Net Zero Energy Certified office building in San Francisco, submitted for LEED v4 Platinum Certification, 343 photovoltaic panels produce 118kWh of power for the building, water is primarily heated by a rooftop solar hot water system. Features three living walls, eight automated operable skylights over atrium, wine bar, and ultra low flow plumbing fixtures [a].

Written by Anthony Zaghrini

November 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Posted in Built