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Originally built in 1968, the new facility is now one of the most energy efficient plants in the entire United States. The energy-saving features of the plant qualify it to be certified as LEED Platinum. This rating puts the facility in an elite class of buildings, in part because it meets stringent criteria for its energy usage and carbon footprint. The plant features highly efficient gas-fired steam boilers and a water-conserving cooling tower system and provides heating and cooling for 23 state offices, including the State Capitol building. The massive 4.2-million-gallon water tank is large enough to allow the system to create cold water at night during non-peak hours. Miyamoto completed the engineering for the fiber-reinforced plastic cooling tower.


LEED® Platinum, U.S. Green Building Council
2012 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Sustainable Facilities,
2012 Real Estate Project of the Year,
Sacramento Business Journal
2011 Exceptional Project Award,
Western Council of Construction Consumers
2011 Building Team Awards – Bronze,
Building Design + Construction
2011 “Magic of Design-Build” Awards – Best Civic Project,
2011 Best Government/Public Building,
2011 Best of the City Award,
SacTown Magazine
2010 Tank of the Year,
Steel Tank Institute
2010 Silver Safety Award,
Liberty Mutual

Sacramento, CA
Moniz Architecture

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