California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Bakersfield, California
Program: 18,000 SF Municipal Office
Awards: LEED-CI Silver
This new office building was built for and primarily leased to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Bakersfield, CA (CDCR). The Bakersfield climate made reducing the heat island effect a big priority for the building shell, reductions were made by installing a cool roof, and implementing an efficient envelope with recycled insulation. The HVAC system, also a regional priority, was optimized to achieve high efficiency and was designed for optimum zoning controls. After occupancy, enhanced commissioning was completed to ensure that the systems are optimized and operating correctly.
Low emitting materials and finishes complement the interior, compliant to Cal Green standards. The tenant is using a green cleaning program to keep the building healthy and clean for the occupants. Addressing the local drought conditions, the landscaping irrigation is very efficient, with a 60% water savings. The building core and tenant improvements also reduce water use by 30% by using low-flow fixtures.
- Architect: Paul Dhanens Architect Inc.
- Contractor: Blumer Construction
- Electrical& Mechanical: PMEE Consulting
- Civil: Frank A. Slinkard
- Commissioning: The Palt Company