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DWR Facility Wins Platinum Award
It all started a few years back when we introduced you to the new Southern Field Headquarters project in Pearblossom near Palmdale, DWR's very first effort in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. We now have good news to share. The project exceeded its original goal of Gold and attained a Platinum level LEED certification, the highest level attainable. The project possibly the very first LEED-New Construction Platinum Office Building owned and constructed by California State Government bagged every point attainable in "Energy and Atmosphere" and "Innovation and Design Process" categories. A combination of building features and construction practices led to the Project's success, including renewable energy generated from solar panels, 100 percent of wastewater treated using denitrification system and 98 percent of construction waste diverted from landfill. Here is a list of all LEED-certified State of California Buildings: http://www.documents.dgs.ca.gov/green/LEEDCertifiedStateBuildings.pdf

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