This ultra energy-efficient, award-winning State office building houses the California Department of Education, and is part of the Capitol Area East End Complex east of the Capitol building in Sacramento. The State solicited design/build teams to deliver the office project with a focus on sustainability. Our multi-disciplined team provided over one hundred environmental or sustainable enhancements to the basic building design, all within the stipulated Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP). Items such as a 30 kVA photovoltaic array, raised access floors throughout, recycled materials and stringent air-quality testing were just a few of the features that led to a LEED Gold rating for the finished project. The building operates at approximately 32% below California Title 24 energy consumption standards—the most stringent standards in the nation.