The topics of sustainable design, LEED® certification and environmentally responsible buildings seem to be commonplace in architecture and design language these days. For Nacht & Lewis, these topics are even more intriguing when faced with the challenge of implementing them in a secure prison setting as opposed to a typical office building or other facility type. Security conditions are difficult, code requirements are challenging and daylight and exterior views require …Read More
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The awards and recognitions of the Department of General Services (DGS) Central Utility Plant continue: Recently, the CUP received the 2012 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Sustainable Facilities. This award is “California’s highest environmental honor.” The Plant has also been awarded the DBIA Western Pacific Region Excellence Achievement Award for a Civic Building and the Design + Construction Magazine’s 2011 Building Team Bronze Award. The Central Utility Plant provides heating and cooling for more …Read More
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) 64-bed inpatient mental health treatment facility at California Medical Facility (CMF) in Vacaville has been awarded LEED Silver! You can read more about the facility and award on CDCR Today.