The Angeles National Forest Supervisor’s Office located in Arcadia, California has achieved its original goal of LEED Gold certification! The 24,000-SF replacement facility was completed in December of 2013 and serves as the main operational center that supports the three districts that comprise the Angeles National Forest. The office provides an efficient space for staff and public interaction while also creating a comfortable, sustainable work environment for facility users. Additionally, during times of emergency, the facility will be used 24 hours per day as it also supports public safety operations.
The new sustainable and energy-efficient office utilizes daylighting, ventilation, recycled and renewable materials, energy-efficient lighting and building systems, as well as water saving fixtures. Designed to reflect its natural setting, the landscaping features over 80 plants selected from the surrounding forest, while native rocks and stones act as barriers and site control.