Photo by Camas Frank
On August 30th, InBalance Green Consulting hosted a Caltrans LEED celebration tour for the California Department of Transportation Office which was awarded LEED Gold certification. This building was originally built in the 1960's and was first used for storage, and then more recently was used as a small viticulture processing plant before it was renovated into the new Caltrans offices. 83% of the existing building was reused for the project, and based on modeling and analysis, the building is expected to use 31% less energy compared to similar buildings.
Photo by Slotography
During the event, LEED Gold certification strategies were discussed including building materials and reuse, energy efficient design, low impact development for stormwater management, and reduced indoor and outdoor water use. These were just some of the sustainable construction strategies that exceeded the owner's requirement to originally attain Silver (InBalance 2017).
It was a great event, and we would like to thank the builders, architects, Caltrans employees, and others who came!
Read the published press release here: http://www.tolosapressnews.com/midway-on-higuera/