“This creative team was able to capture the energy, style and vision of our organization. By designing a facility that is not just an attractive building but a motivating interior environment for our staff, our customers and business partners will clearly see the ultimate beneficial impact.”
Located on West Sacramento’s River Walk, the new 13-story headquarters for California State Teachers’ Retirement System salutes the history of the city’s riverfront while incorporating several design innovations for energy efficiency.
Sustainable strategies have reduced energy use by 12 percent compared to conventional buildings. The building also uses 40 percent less water through low-flow water fixtures, high-efficiency irrigation and efficient native landscaping.
Ninety percent of occupants have access to natural lighting, and the workplace features several quality-of-life amenities, including a walkable site that employees can enjoy during the day.
In general office areas, the design creates an open plan with low-height partitions and avoids the “silo” effect common with small offices and high workstations. An underfloor air distribution system with individual comfort controls reduces energy loads.
409,000 sq. ft. / 38,000 sq. m.
Energy savings compared to similar US buildings
Reduction in water use from low-flow fixtures and high-efficiency irrigation
Months required for payback in operating savings from energy modeling during design
Tons of on-site generated construction waste diverted from the landfill
1 September 2009
“HMH, HOK Go for LEED-Gold”