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Santa Clara County Crime Lab Receives LEED Gold Award


The Santa Clara County Crime Lab has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. County officials and staff will gather to unveil the LEED Gold plaque at the Crime Lab.

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., October 22, 2010 (news conference starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by a tour of the Crime Lab)

County of Santa Clara Crime Lab
250 West Hedding Street, San Jose

President Ken Yeager,
County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Delores Carr, County of Santa Clara District Attorney
Dan Geiger, U.S. Green Building Council Northern California Chapter Executive Director
Ken Rado, County of Santa Clara Capital Programs Manager
David Gibney, HDR Sustainable Design Solutions Director

LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance “green” buildings. There are four levels of LEED certifications: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The County’s Crime Lab is certified “Gold” for its outstanding energy efficient features and use of sustainable building materials.

Construction of the County’s New Crime Lab began in 2006 and completed in 2009. The building was designed by HDR Architecture, constructed by S.J. Amoroso Construction Company, and managed by the County’s Facilities and Fleet Department Capital Programs Division. Total construction cost of the project was $47 million.

Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Lingxia Meng, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119; Ken Rado, County Capital Programs (408) 497-0499
Posted: October 21, 2010