our LEED gold building
We are proud of our LEED Gold certified building. Here are a few things that make our building special:
FRESH AIR: Windows open in all areas allowing cross ventilation which minimizes the need for heat or AC during transitional times of the year. All paints, finishes, carpets and woods used were low VOC (volatile organic compound) emission products.
NATURAL LIGHT: Multiple clerestory windows face south maximizing ambient lighting throughout the facility.
SITE LIGHTING: All site light fixtures are “Night Sky” approved assuring that we keep all cast light on our property and do not disturb the night sky.
EARTH FRIENDLY CONSTRUCTION: An engineered structural panel system created air-tight highly insulated walls and roof.
WATER SAVINGS: We capture rainwater, filter it, store it in a 1500 gallon underground cistern and then use it to flush toilets and irrigate plantings.
ENERGY USE: Most interior lighting comes from compact fluorescent and fluorescent tubes. Multiple lamp settings allow for the efficient supplement to natural lighting. The HVAC system (heat, ventilation and air conditioning) was carefully engineered to provide maximum efficiency while using 32.4% less energy.