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Swinerton Builders Orange County: May 14, 2009

Sustainable Design for Susi Q Seniors

Several years in the making, Laguna Beach now gets its Susi Q Senior and Community Center.  The project is the culmination of the efforts of many -- designed by LPA, Inc., built by Swinerton Builders, and project management by Griffin Structures Inc. -- and includes 8,200 square feet for the Senior Center and 8,000 square feet for the Community Center.  The pictures below show a beautiful, fresh, and contemporary space with clean lines, but let's also take note of a few sustainable design elements:

 

  • Natural daylight through skylights and solar tubes;
  • Operable aluminum-clad wood windows;
  • Water efficiency through drip irrigation and water efficient fixtures;
  • Heat island reduction through a cool roof and covered parking;
  • Use of building materials with high recycled content; and
  • The recycling of 75 percent of the construction waste.
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    To view the entire article and great photos click the the link below:

     

    http://www.jetsongreen.com/2009/05/sustainable-design-for-susi-q-senior-and-community-center.html