Natural Resources Defense Council
Santa Monica, CA
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. NRDC selected the Syska Hennessy Group Sustainable Design team to design their new headquarters building, named after actor and conservationist Robert Redford, in Santa Monica, California.
Some of the sustainable strategies our design team incorporated to help achieve LEED goals included: high efficiency lighting systems with automatic day lighting dimming controls; waterless urinals and "dual-flush" toilets for water conservation; on-site gray water treatment and recovery system; and storm water treatment, retention and recovery system.
This 15,000 sf Class A office building, achieved the highest score for a US building in the LEED program in June 2003 - Platinum.