National Resources Defense Counsil

Santa Monica, California

NRDC’s office in Southern California is at the forefront of green building design in the United States. They chose this 1920s-era structure in Santa Monica's pedestrian center to take advantage of transit services and to avoid building on undeveloped land. NRDC had the building redesigned to conserve water and energy and to incorporate environmentally sound materials. There is an environmental learning center featured on the ground floor. The overall result is a building that is not only sustainable, but economical and educational as well. The NRDC project received a LEED Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

Technical Details:

LEED Consultants Constructive Technologies Group
Project manager Tishman Construction Corporation of California
TG Construction, Inc.
George Carlson
Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists Elizabeth
Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides, Principals
Dimitris Klapsis, Project Architect
Types of Glazings and Quantities
Sierra Pacific Windows featuring Super Spacer®.