Santa Monica Public Safety Facility

Location: Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
Type of building: Public facility
Size (sq. ft.): 117,000
New construction for the Santa Monica Police and Fire Department headquarters.
Estimated date of completion: Fall 2003
Cost: $63 million
Owner: City of Santa Monica
Designed By: Cannon Design

Sustainable Building Strategies:

Energy Efficiency

  • Exceeds Title 24 Code by 36 percent
  • Underfloor air distribution system
  • Daylighting controls

Water Conservation

  • Recycled water for irrigation and toilet flushing

Lessons learned:

  • Include green design early in the process.
  • Make Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) documentation requirements part of contracts and budget.

Information Contact:

Brenden McEneaney, LEED AP
Green Building Program Advisor
City of Santa Monica
1212 5th St., 1st floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 458-8549


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