Natural Resources Defense Council
Office Building Renovation
Santa Monica, CA
Cost: $3.5 Million
US Green Building Council, Awarded LEED 2.0 Platinum - 2nd in the United States
An existing apartment and office building completely renovated implementing environmentally responsible standards set by LEED. Complete demolition and removal of a 2-story apartment building and a portion of the office building. The remaining building expands to approximately 14,939 SF, including a basement, all in a very tight urban area. Use of soldier beams with lagging shoring and Type V wood framed construction from certified forests. Many new innovative building materials, recycled content, indoor air quality and in-depth commissioning. The goal is to represent an excellent example of sustainable design and construction.