California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Bakersfield, California
This new office building is being 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. The building will also undergo enhanced commissioning to ensure that the systems are optimized and operating correctly after occupancy. Low emitting materials and finishes will complement the interior, compliant to Cal Green standards. The tenant is also pursuing a green cleaning program that will keep the building healthy and clean for the occupants. Also 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.
- Program: 18,000 SF Municipal Office
- Awards: LEED-CI Silver
- Architect: Paul Dhanens Architect Inc.
- Contractor: Blumer Construction
- Electrical& Mechanical: PMEE Consulting
- Civil: Frank A. Slinkard
- Commissioning: The Palt Company