Dept. of Corrections LEED Silver Focuses on Water & Energy

New office space for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Bakersfield achieved LEED Silver certification this month.  The 18,000 SF tenant improvement includes offices for 50 employees, conference space, training areas and other support spaces.  A key feature is water conservation: indoor water use was reduced by 37% with ultra low-flow fixtures, and outdoor water use was reduced by 60% through selection of adapted plant species and high-efficiency irrigation.  In addition, lighting is 16% more efficient than standard, and mechanical systems and envelope are 20% more efficient, for long-term energy savings and reduced climate impact.

 “Thanks again to all of you for your professionalism in working on our project!”

- Jerry Mohr, Mohr-Rurik Capital Group, Owner