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Cal/EPA Headquarters' Building
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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The Joe Serna Jr. - Cal/EPA Headquarters Building is a 950,000 square foot, 25 story high-rise project developed and operated by Thomas Properties Group, LLC for the City of Sacramento. The project is the headquarters for the California Environmental Protection Agency. The building was based on leading edge green design and engineering principles that conserve energy and natural resources. Every aspect of its forward thinking design and construction methodologies incorporate sustainable, yet economically competitive, technologies, materials, methods, and processes.

As operators for the 3,000 Cal/EPA employees, Thomas Properties Group has incorporated state of the art green building practices. All janitorial, maintenance, tenant improvements, and equipment replacements are carried out incorporating practices and materials that improve air quality, reduce energy usage, and maximize resource re-utilization, reduction, and recycling/recyclables.

Cal/EPA employees, and the public they serve, enjoy many amenities that conserve resources and help protect our planet. The building includes: Up to 25 charging stations for electric vehicles and a dedicated indoors bike room for 150 bikes ridden by Cal/EPA bicycle commuters. 736 Solar panels that generate up to 55,180 KWH at peak performance. An aggressive building wide collection, recycling and compost program. An indoor air quality plan that involves janitorial, landscape, and maintenance practices that use non-toxic, non-odor and biodegradable cleaning products. Waterless urinal pilot program in partnership with the State of California. Construction Rules and Regulations that require contractors to use green materials whenever possible.

The Joe Serna Jr. - Cal/EPA Headquarters Building project represents the successful teamwork of a Public-Private partnership and TPG's ability to develop and operate financially successful and environmentally friendly buildings.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by City of Sacramento or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
City of Sacramento

Property Manager:*
Thomas Properties LP

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2002 (96)
2003 (93)
2004 (94)
2005 (94)
2006 (95)
2007 (99)
2008 (99)
2010 (99)
2011 (99)
2013 (100)
2014 (100)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 950000 sf

Year Constructed: 2000

Contract Type: Performance Contract
Financing Type: Internal Capital

Technologies Used:
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies

For More Info:
Walter Drane
Director Of Property Management
Sacramento, CA 95814