Campbell received prestigious certification recently.
On April 6, Campbell City staff announced the Gold LEED certification of the banquet hall.
"I’m very proud of the hard work Public Works staff leaders, Brett Stollenwerk and Lisa Petersen, put into this improvement project and the LEED certification application process," Campbell City Manager Amy Brown said in a release. "Thanks to their project
management skills and sensitivity to environmental stewardship and energy efficiencies, we can truly say Campbell is being 'green.'"
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a certification given to buildings that can show they have been built/renovated using environmentally friendly materials that will stand the test of time, according to international standards.
Campbell joins a small percentage of buildings in Northern California that hold the LEED certification. According to the United States Green Building Council, Northern California holds 5 percent of the world's LEED certified projects and 31 percent of California's total LEED certified projects.
According to the release, some of the items incorporated into the renovation in order to make it LEED certified include:
- A water reduction rate of 50 percent over a conventional facility.
- A significant reduction of energy use due to the incorporation of: a “cool” roof, high-performing window glass, low-energy lighting and a building energy management system.
- A total of 95 percent of the waste generated during demolition and construction was diverted from landfills and either recycled or salvaged.
- A total of 33 percent of the building materials were manufactured regionally and 12 percent of the building materials are composed of recycled content.
- The city has contracted to purchase green renewable power credits equal to 100 percent of the facility’s energy needs for the first two years.