Virtual Tour & Networking: Sustainability on Campus - Obtaining LEED Gold 101 at LA Valley College

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Location: Join us via Zoom!

Virtual Tour & Networking:

Sustainability on Campus: Obtaining LEED Gold 101 at LA Valley College


Thursday, July 16th, 2020

4:00 - 5:30pm PST Presentation + Virtual Tour

5:30 - 6:00pm PST Virtual Happy Hour


Join us via Zoom!


This is a complimentary event brought to you by USGBC-LA, Verdical Group, and the USGBC-LA SFV Branch.

The event is open to all USGBC-LA Members as well as the General Public!

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USGBC-LA is pleased to partner with Verdical Group and the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) to present a virtual tour of Los Angeles Valley College's LEED v3 BD+C Gold-certified Community Service Center and Glen Gateway buildings.

Hear from the project leads at LA Valley College, the design team, and the LEED consultant as they provide a virtual walkthrough of these two unique buildings, highlighting specific sustainability challenges and successful savings measures along the way. 


In addition to mandating that all new campus buildings implement energy efficiency and other sustainable features, LA Valley College's Sustainability Standards go above and beyond by requiring that all new buildings and major renovations over 7,500 square feet must achieve LEED certification. While the requirement specifies a minimum level of Certified, the Gold-certified Community Service Center and Glen Gateway building demonstrate an exceptional commitment to sustainable design.

The 28,839-square-foot College Community Services Center contains a gymnasium and various other recreational areas for students and children in the community. The project used a combination of efficiency and energy-saving strategies to achieve energy cost savings of 34%. Over 15% of total energy costs were offset through onsite-generated renewables. The project diverted 87% of onsite-generated construction waste from landfills, and 18% of the building materials used were manufactured using recycled materials.

The 70,437-square-foot Glen Gateway Building houses the LA Valley College campus’ conference center, as well as several administrative offices, workforce development programs, and classrooms. It boasts a 43% water use reduction, including landscaping and irrigation systems that have reduced the total water used for irrigation by 51% The building also achieved an energy cost savings of nearly 35% with 9.04% of the total annual energy cost of the project being offset by renewable, onsite-generated energy.


We hope to see you there!





LACCD: LAVC President Dr. Gribbons

LACCD: LAVC Chief Facilities Executive Dr. Smith

Verdical Group: LEED - Project Manager Rebecca Ramsdale

USGBC-LA: Executive Director Ben Stapleton

QDG: Architect - Partner | COO Kevin Tyrrell

QDG: Architect - Project Architect Gig Pukprayura

Southland Industries: Mechanical and Plumbing Engineer - Sr. Preconstruction Lead Don Harrisberger

KPFF: Civil - Associate Danny Munsterman

KPFF: Structural - Principal Structural Aldrin Orue

Pankow: General Contractor - Senior Project Manager Lindsey Gray

Pankow: General Contractor - Project Manager Stacey Toguchi



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