Shale Oak Winery - Paso Robles, California

Leed Certification and Energy Modeling

Program: 5,000 SF Wine Production Building and Tasting Room
Achievements: LEED-NC Gold
Awards: 2012 C4 Green Award

This boutique winery was designed specifically to focus on being sustainable and celebrating "California native" through both its architecture and landscapes. To achieve these project goals, In Balance Green Consulting recommended rainwater capture for graywater re-use and irrigation, daylighting strategies in every space, and energy efficient systems and controls.

  • Architect: Studio 2G 
“A dominant feature of our design was a 45-foot-high window wall with multi-colored panes and an in-tegral glass etching. Through daylight and energy modeling, In Balance Green Consulting was able to support our vision with recommendations to achieve balanced daylight throughout the entire space and alleviate glare coming in from the west, while mitigating concerns for thermal comfort.”
— Heidi Gibson, 2G Architecture