BACC Editor on Friday, 06 July 2012 16:51
Last Friday, the Packard Foundation revealed its new headquarters in Los Altos, after a 5-½ -year undertaking to construct the most environmentally sustainable headquarters possible. The building, which cost approximately $37.5 million to build, exhibits a myriad of innovative and sustainable features, including solar paneled roofs, floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights to provide sunlight instead of using electricity, and a revolutionary irrigation system that uses filtered rainwater to reduce the building’s water usage by 40%. The building is one of only two dozen LEED Platinum-certified buildings in the country. Replicability was a key target, and the Packard Foundation hopes that the new headquarters will inspire other companies to follow in the Foundation’s footsteps and construct environmentally sustainable facilities as well.