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Element LA earns LEED GOLD!

Congratulations to Element LA: 12333 Olympic!  The LEED project has just received a Gold certification by the USGBC under the LEED v2009 Core and Shell rating system. A final LEED scorecard is attached for your records noting a final score of 60 points.

LEED® Silver for Deckers

The new global headquarters for Deckers, the company that makes Uggs, Tevas, Sanuk and other footwear, has earned the company a LEED® Silver Certification.

Deckers Outdoor Corp. built a 190,000-square-foot ground up complex of four buildings in Goleta, California, outside Santa Barbara.

The headquarters made of recycled building materials has parking spaces reserved for energy-efficient cars and power stations for electric vehicles. It has a bike storage area with showers and changing facilities for employees and environmentally friendly irrigation and water drainage systems and energy efficient lighting and mechanical systems.

LEED® Platinum for DIRECTV

DirecTV was awarded LEED® Platinum for commercial Interiors.  At approximately 1,000,000 sq. ft. and with a total of 4 buildings, the client relied heavily on the decision making capabilities of ARC and innovative design.
Some of the strategies used included optimized zoning controls, equipment efficiencies, thermal comfort and lighting controls that included dimming and sensor controls.