The new $20.7 million addition to Montgomery Middle School in San Diego is set to be California’s first LEED for Schools Platinum public school building with a design that is also expected to achieve net-zero energy. The project includes 18 classrooms, a counseling center, library, cafeteria and covered lunch area.
The Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) was recently awarded LEED Platinum certification, receiving 63 out of 69 possible points through LEED’s rating system. The CSL was a project undertaken by the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, which has been the driving force behind multiple LEED certified buildings for more than 17 years.
The University of California at San Diego (UCSD) recently received a LEED Platinum certification for its new Charles David Keeling Apartments, which are named after the scientist who initially alerted the world to the possibility of global warming, after developing the first instrument to measure levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The city by the bay is now home to the country’s first privately held surgical/dental office to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The 2,477-square-foot San Francisco Surgical Arts (SFSA), a new oral and maxillofacial surgical facility, is a product of collaboration between leading sustainable design, construction and consulting companies.