Ridgehaven Green Office Building


Location: 9601 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, California
Type of building:
 Commercial Office Building
Size (Sq. ft.):
of the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department
Date completed:
 $37/sq ft; Total project cost: $2.7 million
City of San Diego
Designed By:
 Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Architect of Record, Lynn Froeschle, AIA, environmental consulting architect; McParlane & Associates, mechanical engineer, Turpin & Rattan Engineering, and Gottfried Technology, energy efficiency consultant

Sustainable Building Strategies

Various environmental objectives were achieved related to energy efficiency, waste reduction, water conservation, improved indoor air quality and lighting. Use of durable environmental materials with minimal chemical emissions and recycled content. The “green” project specifications addressed indoor air quality criteria, construction reuse and recycling, and healthful building maintenance.

Lessons Learned

The Ridgehaven Building uses 65 percent less total energy than its nearly identical neighbor, yielding a savings of more than $70,000 in annual utility costs.  This equates to $1 / sq. ft. in annual savings.

Contact Information

For more information contact: Office of Public Affairs, opa@calrecycle.ca.gov