January 21, 2014 Alex Spire

South Whittier Public Library


  • LEED Construction Phase Project Management (BD+C v3 Platinum)

Location: South Whittier, CA
Area: 14,411 square feet
Client: Cal-City Construction
Owner: County of Los Angeles Community Development Commission
Building Type: Civic, Public Library

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Located in Whittier, CA, the South Whittier Public Library is a high-performance, highly efficient, 14,000-square-foot facility. Verdical Group provided LEED v3 for New Construction project management, successfully aiding the project in achieving LEED Platinum certification. The library used a combination of strategies to achieve energy cost savings of over 30 percent and generates renewable energy onsite to offset 27 percent of total energy costs. Thoughtful landscaping enabled a 69 percent reduction in outdoor potable water use, and 98 percent of the onsite-generated construction waste was diverted from landfills.


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