State of California, Department of Education Headquarters
State of California
375,000 sq ft
Non-profit daycare center, underground garage, electric vehicle charging stations, retail
2009, High Performing Buildings Magazine
Fall Feature, "California's Valedictorian"
2006, U.S. Green Building Council
LEED Platinum O+M: EB Recertification
2003, Building Design & Construction Magazine
Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards—Sustainability
2003, DBIA Western Pacific Region
Design Excellence Award—Public Sector, Over $15M
2002, U.S. Green Building Council
LEED Gold Certification
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.
Sustainable practices used during construction are now part of the State’s green building manual. At least 25% of the building includes recycled materials, including the lobby marble flooring, which was salvaged from the Library & Courts Building, circa 1923.