Top 10 LEED-Certified Buildings in California
Source: Commercial Property Executive
MOFFETT TOWERS II – BUILDINGS 3, 4, 5 & AMENITIES BUILDING – SUNNYVALE, CALIF.
Moffett Towers II is a five-building, 1.8 million-square-foot development at the former 47.4-acre Lockheed Martin site in Sunnyvale. It is the largest spec campus targeting LEED Platinum certification in Silicon Valley. Last year’s Platinum certification was awarded to the second phase of construction, which was completed last May. Specifically, Building 5 scored 87 points, Buildings 3 and 4 had a slightly lower scorecard with 82 points, and the amenity building received 86 score points.
The campus was designed by DES Architects + Engineers and built by Jay Paul Co.—also the building’s owner. The structures feature a pattern of glass and metal panels with clear glass elements that maximize the indoor-outdoor connectivity. It also contains more than 40 percent of landscaped open space and an urban forest with more than 200 mature trees. The Amenities Building is equipped with a solar panel array that produces 155,000 kilowatt-hours per year.
All three buildings in the second phase of construction are leased by Facebook. The first two buildings of the office campus are occupied by Amazon.
APPLE WOLFE CAMPUS, BUILDINGS 1, 2 & 5 – SUNNYVALE, CALIF.
Designed by HOK Architects and leased entirely by Apple, this 18-acre redevelopment located at 222 North Wolfe Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., less than five miles from Cupertino, Calif., prioritized sustainability and received the LEED Platinum award for four of its five buildings (the 289,232-square-foot Building 3 received the certification with a scorecard of 83 points in April 2020). Comprising three six-story connected buildings, the first three buildings were awarded the LEED Platinum rating in 2019 with 83 and 84 points. In other words, the three-clover-leaf structure and the smaller building all hold USGBC’s highest rating.
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