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The integration of architectural, mechanical, and electrical design resulted in expected energy efficiency (as determined by computer modeling) of 60% better than ASHRAE 90-2004 standards. This model is currently being reviewed by the USGBC, and if they agree with our analysis, the project will receive 10 LEED credits for energy performance.

Beyond energy efficiency, the project has incorporated materials and construction practices that help it to meet its environmental goals. Over 10% of all materials used in the project are recycled. Over 50% of wood used in the building comes from sustainably managed forests that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Adhesives, flooring, and paints all have low emissions. More than 10% of all materials are harvested and or manufactured regionally. More than 50% of construction waste is being diverted from the landfill.

Many additional sustainable design measures have been incorporated into the design and construction of the Truckee Ranger District Office Building. These measures are being documented and submitted to the USGBC for their review. It is expected, that upon completion, the building will receive LEED gold certification.

Ward-Young Architects is fortunate to have been given the opportunity to design several buildings which have been, or are on their way to becoming, LEED certified. We look forward to incorporating sustainable design concepts into all of our future work.

Ward Young Architect's
Our firm was founded in Truckee over thirty years ago. Over that time we have worked on everything from small remodels to resort hotels. Today about half of our business is custom residential design, with the remainder being commercial, mountain resort and public projects. We take a team approach to our work, orchestrating experts in various disciplines to produce creative, sensitive and high performing buildings.

Mail can be sent to: SiGBA P.O. Box 4245 Truckee, CA 96160

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