Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building in La Habra, Calif. has achieved LEED Platinum Certification. The project achieves 74.2 percent energy savings through a combination of strategies including efficient HVAC design, cool roof coating, high insulation in walls and roof, dynamic tinting glass, daylight harvesting, and renewable energy. Adaptive/drought tolerant vegetation was planted throughout the site, resulting in 50 percent irrigation water savings.
In addition, we brought safe finishes indoors and used materials with a low or no volatile organic compound content to support human health and safety. Our team placed signage throughout the building that promotes lifestyle changes for building users, since occupant health and comfort are also keys to a sustainable environment. The ultra-low energy facility is the first LEED Platinum certified medical office building in Southern California.