The La Kretz Innovation Campus achieved LEED Platinum status for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. More than 90,000 commercial and institutional projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising more than 2.2 million square feet of construction space in all 50 states.
Alongside our MEP Engineering team at Buro Happold, JFAK transformed the 100-year old warehouse into a state-of-the-art sustainable facility, complete with 150kw photovoltaic panels atop the car park shading structure, a DC microgrid, and a thorough daylight study to ensure optimum placement for solar tubes and roof lighting, among other elements. The project also reduced water waste and usage by selecting drought-tolerant planting, including bioswales, and installing a greywater filtration system.
The La Kretz Innovation Campus serves the City of Los Angeles’ burgeoning clean-technology community. It is an interdisciplinary “innovation hub,” or incubator, where entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, community activist, and policymakers collaborate, promote, and support the development of Los Angeles’ green economy, complete with laboratories, office spaces, a prototyping center, and event space.