Swinerton Adds to Growing List of LEED Gold Certified Projects

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Swinerton Adds to Growing List of LEED Gold Certified Projects

Swinerton’s work to modernize the Gates-Thomas Laboratory at Caltech has achieved LEED® Gold! This is the first project in California and the first higher education facility in the United States to earn LEED Gold under BD+C v4; under the U.S. Green Building Council’s new robust LEED v4 program, projects must meet a much more complex grading criteria before being determined LEED certified.

With three stories above-grade and two below-grade, Swinerton partnered with architect AC Martin to fully modernize the
54,000-square-foot interior for today’s future leaders. To qualify for LEED Gold, many sustainable features were added, including:
LED lighting, natural daylighting, smart occupancy controls, high-efficiency fixtures, and low-flow toilets. In the outside public spaces, Swinerton installed a drip-irrigation system, along with landscaping featuring native vegetation and drought-tolerant species adapted to the local climate.

For more details on this sustainable project, check out the official press release.

Congratulations to our project partners and the entire team on this major accomplishment!