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Building/Project Details

Building/Project NamePitzer College Robert Redford Conservancy Building/Project Size743.2 sqm
Building/Project Typeacademic Address 1800 N Amherst Ave Claremont California 91711 United States Region americas

Performance Details

Net Zero Operational Carbon

Buildings or developments that are verified and certified as “net zero operational energy and/or carbon.” The building should demonstrate the highest levels of energy efficiency with the use of either renewables generated onsite or renewable energy procured offsite.

Achieved Certification Scheme: ILFI Zero Energy
LEED Platinum
Other Achieved Certification Scheme and Level: LEED BD+C Energy Use Intensity (EUI) (kWh/m2/yr): 15.8 Onsite Renewable Production Intensity (RPI) (kWh/m2/yr): 26.6 Offsite Renewable Energy Procurement Source: Receives electricity from Silicon Valley Clean Energy the electricity is 50% renewable and 50% from non-polluting hydroelectric. Verification Year: 2018

Tell us your story

Built in 1931, the Robert Redford Conservancy occupies the renovated historical infirmary building near the Pitzer College campus that was one of the original Pomona College buildings. The Conservancy is a hub for sustainable research and discovery. The complex features laboratories as well as traditional indoor classrooms and open-air “outdoor classrooms.” The historic mission style of the infirmary has been retained, and Integral Group worked with the architect to incorporate passive design strategies into the project. Goals for the project included using the building renovation as a model of regenerative design. The former infirmary has been renovated respectfully and ecological aspects of the site have been considered. Passive design elements are inherent to the original design, and building re-use reduced construction and demolition waste to the landfill by 95%. The site and the building are woven together to support scientific, artistic, and ecological uses. In this way, the Conservancy acts as a “living eco lab.”

Submitter's Details

OrganisationIntegral Group Member of GBCUSGBC, CaGBC, GBCA

“The site and the building are woven together to support scientific, artistic, and ecological uses.”