County of Riverside
Indio County Law Building
For the first LEED Platinum building in Riverside County, Brightworks joined Trammell Crow Company’s successful team and helped earn this plaudit from the client: “The development of the new County Law Building has to be one of the most rewarding and satisfying experiences the Economic Development Agency has ever been a part of.”
Trammell Crow Company’s County Law Building in Indio, CA, has become the first County of Riverside facility to receive LEED Platinum certification.
“We are pleased to have partnered with the County on this outstanding project,” said David Nazaryk, Trammell Crow Company’s Managing Director for Southern California – Newport Beach. “Through strategic planning, the design team was able to introduce multiple sustainable features including extensive sun shading devices, drought tolerant landscaping, on-site storm drain water retention which will recharge the local ground water system, electric vehicle charging stations, photovoltaic parking shade structures, recycled content, low-emitting building materials and many other solutions that guided the County Law Building to a LEED Platinum Certification.”
The three-story, 90,000-square-foot facility provides offices for the District Attorney, Public Defender, County Counsel and the Indio branch of the Riverside County Law Library.
“As one of the most efficient buildings in our inventory, the County Law Building leaves a smaller footprint on our environment by using energy and water more efficiently, while also generating significant savings on operations,” said Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor John J. Benoit. “I am very proud that this hugely successful project earned this prestigious rating, distinguishing it as a prototype of sustainability in our state.”
Solar panels on carports are expected to generate approximately 40 percent of the building’s energy consumption. Light-colored roofing will reduce the building’s solar heat gain, saving energy during the summer. High-efficiency plumbing fixtures, drought tolerant landscaping and drip irrigation will reduce water use. Many building materials, including portions of the building’s steel, were from recycled content.
The project was developed under a public-private partnership with the County of Riverside Economic Development Agency (EDA) and the core development team of Trammell Crow Company, National Development Council (NDC), Langdon Wilson International, and Millie and Severson. The development team designed, developed, financed, constructed and provided the facility to the county fully completed, including furniture and cabling. The County Law Building was dedicated four months early and about $2 million under budget.
“The development of the new County Law Building has to be one of the most rewarding and satisfying experiences the Economic Development Agency has ever been a part of,” said Rob Field, assistant county executive officer, Riverside County EDA. “The outcome reflects the value of great teamwork, and helps prove the value that a well-run public-private partnership can bring.”