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Sustainable Building Case Studies

Ridgehaven Green Office Building

Ridgehaven Green Office Building

Location: 9601 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, California
Type of building:
Commercial Office Building
Size (Sq. ft.):
73,020
Renovation
of the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department
Date completed:
1996
Cost:
$37/sq ft; Total project cost: $2.7 million
Owner:
City of San Diego
Designed By:
Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Architect of Record, Lynn Froeschle, AIA, environmental consulting architect; McParlane & Associates, mechanical engineer, Turpin & Rattan Engineering, and Gottfried Technology, energy efficiency consultant

Sustainable Building Strategies

Various environmental objectives were achieved related to energy efficiency, waste reduction, water conservation, improved indoor air quality and lighting. Use of durable environmental materials with minimal chemical emissions and recycled content. The “green” project specifications addressed indoor air quality criteria, construction reuse and recycling, and healthful building maintenance.

Lessons Learned

The Ridgehaven Building uses 65 percent less total energy than its nearly identical neighbor, yielding a savings of more than $70,000 in annual utility costs.  This equates to $1 / sq. ft. in annual savings.

Contact Information

Green Building Case Studies

Last updated: August 22, 2014
Green Building http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/GreenBuilding/
Greg Dick: Gregory.Dick@calrecycle.ca.gov  (916) 341-6489