Lusardi was recently ranked 60th in the nation for top green builders. Our projects have earned LEED® Silver and Gold certifications, as well as a litany of awards including the SDG&E Energy Showcase Award and Sustainable Community Champion.
Hunter Industries Sales and Distribution Facility – LEED GOLD NC
Hunter Industries is a 140,000 sf facility located in San Marcos, CA. The project was certified LEED Gold with its efficient HVAC systems, use of rooftop photovoltaic panels (shown above), project waste recycling, dual pane insulated glazing, natural daylighting, and use of natural materials. Originally, this Class “A” office building and warehouse was planned for a LEED Silver certification. However, additional credits were obtained throughout the construction process and a LEED Gold certification was achieved. The project was awarded the SDG&E Energy Showcase Award, and was named “Sustainable Communities Champion” for its highly energy-efficient facility.
America Center – LEED GOLD CS
The America Center project consists of two, six-story Class A office buildings totaling 420,000 sf. The buildings are constructed on a closed landfill and are supported on 175’ deep friction piles. The buildings contain a methane gas collection system and all of the asphalt paving is vented. The project is being certified LEED Gold due in part to the highly efficient HVAC system, solar reflective roof, water efficient landscaping, and stormwater management measures. America Center has become one of the largest LEED Gold projects in the Silicon Valley.
Camp Cuyamaca – LEED GOLD CS, is located within the Cleveland National Forest in the community of Descanso, California. The project utilizes many sustainable building practices including use of natural materials, water-use reduction measures, natural daylighting, and energy-efficient practices. The project has been Certified Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Pomona Valley Health Center – LEED SILVER CS
The Pomona Valley Health Center is a two-story, tilt-up building totaling 50,000 sf with a complex, high-end, medical build-out. The facility houses an Urgent Care Unit, MRI Unit, CT Scanner, Radiology Suite, Sleep Disorder Clinic, and Physical Therapy Suite. The project utilized underground stormwater detention facility, high efficiency mechanical equipment, and an abundance of local materials to assist in obtaining a LEED Silver certification.
FedEx DGO Distribution Facility - Las Vegas, Nevada - LEED SILVER NC
Still under construction, this is the first Federal Express DGO Distribution Facility to be certified LEED Silver NC in the country. The distribution facility is 96,000sf total with 10,000sf office and 86,000sf of warehouse space. To obtain the LEED Silver NC certification, the project consists of reduced heat islands, water efficient landscape and plumbing fixtures, optimized energy performance, enhanced commissioning and refrigeration management, construction waste management, and construction IAQ management.
Lusardi Builds Green On Every Project
While not all clients choose to pursue a LEED-certified project, every Lusardi project exhibits some characteristics of building Green. We implement storm water pollution prevention programs on all projects to minimize the amount of site runoff and limit the water discharge into surrounding waterways. We assign a Lusardi water truck to most jobsites for dust mitigation and increased air quality.
Our recycling programs are always in affect and we are able to minimize construction waste from landfill facilities by using material specific recycling containers. We are constantly re-using various building materials such as form lumber, metal forms, and metal form stakes. We exercise fuel and oil containment measures for prevention of soil and local water table contamination.
Lusardi provides efficient coordination of regional equipment delivery and pickup, thus reducing fuel consumption and the accompanying pollution associated with delivering materials to the jobsite. Finally, we always maximize the use of local material and material suppliers as appropriate.
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