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Bishop O’Dowd High School Environmental Science Center

Building Details

Building NameBishop O'Dowd High School, Environmental Science Center Construction / refurbishment date Building Size343.7 sqm
Building Typeacademic Address 9500 Stearns Ave Oakland California 94605 United States Region americas

Performance Details

Net Zero Operational Carbon

Buildings or developments that display best practice outcomes in energy efficiency, are powered by renewable energy, and as such have been verified and certified as "net zero energy and/or carbon" projects.

Qualification criteria: ILFI Zero Energy Certificate level: LEED Platinum Net EUI: 18 kWh/m2/yr Net RPI: 18.6 kWh/m2/yr Net Offset Ren Energy Src: Receives electricity from Silicon Valley Clean Energy the electricity is 50% renewable and 50% from non-polluting hydroelectric. Net Offset Details: Net Verification Year: 2014

Additional Details

Bishop O’Dowd High School’s Center for Environmental Studies (CES) is home to the school’s environmental science and engineering program. Designed to complement the Living Lab—a 4.5-acre hillside restoration site, ecological study area, and wildlife habitat at the perimeter of the campus—a new building and landscape elements tie the Living Lab to the campus core. The new academic building features two large laboratory classrooms, a faculty office and prep space, restrooms and storage. Sustainable building systems and materials—locally sourced, renewable building materials; roof-mounted photovoltaic panels for renewable power; on-site collection and treatment of storm water, and rainwater harvesting— are showcased and easily accessed to serve as teaching tools. A 4,000 gallon above ground rainwater cistern is located next to the building. Inside the building there is filtration and ultraviolet disinfection prior to the water being used for toilet flushing. This building not only operates at ZNE but is built with transparent systems serving as a real teaching tool for the students.

Submitter's Details

OrganisationIntegral Group Member of GBCUSGBC, CaGBC, GBCA

Sustainable building systems and materials—locally sourced, renewable building materials; roof-mounted photovoltaic panels for renewable power; on-site collection and treatment of storm water, and rainwater harvesting— are showcased and easily accessed to serve as teaching tools.