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Female, Asian/Pacific Islander owned

Arcadia, CA


Base & Training Facility

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) new net-zero energy building in Bakersfield will serve as its regional base. The building earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design  (LEED) Gold Certification by the United States Green Building  Council (USGBC) for its environmental benefits, which include  a photovoltaic solar energy system, storm water management, drought resistant and climate-appropriate landscaping, the  use of natural lighting for the wellness of employees and a super energy efficient air conditioning system power by natural  gas instead of electricity.   The 31,000 square-foot concrete tilt-up building includes an employee training  facility and customer demonstration center, plus a separate  storage building, garage, photovoltaic solar energy system and compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for company and  public use.  This new LEED-certified and WELL-certified building is designed to be net-zero  energy, meaning the total energy used by the building will  be roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created  on the site from its photovoltaic energy system. In addition,  the new facility’s Customer Demonstration Center will exhibit  some of the many emerging gas technologies, created with SoCalGas support, that deliver meaningful greenhouse gas emissions reductions. SoCalGas employees housed at the new facility will serve more  than 100,000 homes and businesses across a region of more  than 7,500 square miles and maintain more than 1,700 miles  of natural gas pipeline. 

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Status: Built
Location: Bakersfield, CA, US
Firm Role: Architect