Cemo Commercial Building Receives Platinum Honor from the U.S. Green Building Council

(Folsom, CA) - Cemo Commercial in conjunction with Glumac developed a LEED certified building which was completed in August 2007 and achieved Platinum Certification in 2010.  Platinum is the highest level of LEED certification achievable.  The building located in Folsom, CA and owned by CSS Properties, LLC serves as one of Glumac’s eight western pacific offices.

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) developed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), an internationally known certification program that recognizes the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

The 9,000 square-foot building was designed with the intent to provide a sustainable working environment for the company’s employees.  Some notable features include the thermal energy storage, under-floor air distribution system with adjustable air vents for each work station, daylight harvesting to improve the indoor environment and reduce the dependence on conventional lighting systems, as well as the external insulation that saves energy by using the thermal mass of concrete.

The building provides seven kilowatts of PV energy to offset peak demand.  In addition, solar tubes to heat domestic hot water and a 5,000-gallon underground tank for rain water harvesting to provide non-potable water to flush toilets. 

The building site, which was chosen for its close proximity to the light rail, also provides car charging stations and front row parking for carpoolers.

The unique and eye-appealing interior components include bamboo flooring, soy-based concrete stain and counters made from compressed sunflower seed hulls.

 

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