Department of Industrial Relations - San Luis Obispo, California

ENERGY MODELING, Daylight Design, Leed documentation 

Program: 9,000 SF Municipal Office
Achievements: LEED-NC Gold Certified

The DIR building is a 9,000 SF office space for the State of California. The structure is laid out with optimum orientation and proportions for daylighting and solar control. Green features include solar shading devices, high performance glazing, reclaimed water, cool roofing and paving, FSC certified wood products, solar photovoltaic panels, and multiple daylighting strategies. An innovative system of wind towers above the roof uses negative air pressure from the consistent prevailing winds to drive a passive ventilation system.

  • Architect: Fraser Seiple Architects 
  • Contractor: NK Builders Inc.
  • Photography: NK Builders Inc.