The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Maintenance and Operations Building houses the Tribe’s Maintenance and Operations Department, Information Technology Department, and Environmental Department. The two-story office building, designed to incorporate numerous efficiency and environmental design features, was certified LEED Platinum in May 2012.
M. Neils designed electrical power, lighting and telecommunication systems for the new office building. The project included a standby generator and photovoltaic electric system. An estimated 70% to 100% of energy costs are contributed by a 24.4 kW solar photovoltaic array. The lighting system was designed with the aim of surpassing California’s Title 24 standards by a percent cost savings of over 75%. Lighting controls allow each group or individual occupying the workspace to adjust lighting according to their own preferences.
Additional sustainable features of the project include water-efficient landscaping, water-conserving toilets, recycled and/or renewable building materials, and increased building ventilation.
Owner: Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
Architect: James Zanetto
- Electrical Engineering
- Lighting Design
- Photovoltaic Integration
- Lighting Controls
Photography: Dave Adams Photography