Ranch House at Del Sur Earns 59/69 LEED-NC Credits, Secures Platinum Rating

3,000 square foot Ranch House at Del Sur- the information center for a planned green community just north of San Diego being developed by Black Mountain Ranch LLC- received its LEED Platinum rating from USGBC last week and is the private sector’s first new construction Platinum building in California. Many of the sustainable design features [...]

3,000 square foot Ranch House at Del Sur- the information center for a planned green community just north of San Diego being developed by Black Mountain Ranch LLC- received its LEED Platinum rating from USGBC last week and is the private sector’s first new construction Platinum building in California. Many of the sustainable design features at the Ranch House are available as either standard or options to the 2,500 homes under construction in the Del Sur development, which earned the 2006 Smarth Growth Project Award from ULI San Diego. Fred Maas, CEO of Black Mountain Ranch, stated that “[e]verything from the land planning to the recycling of construction waste to the use of Earth-friendly materials and techniques is part of the Del Sur green building strategy.” The design team included Kalispell, Montana-based Fullerton Architects P.C. and LEED consultant Hernando Miranda of San Diego’s Soltierra, Inc.; Standard Pacific Homes constructed the building. Among the sustainable measures that the project team implemented were recycling eighty-nine percent of construction debris, incorporating a variety of reclaimed materials, and a photovoltaic system that serves approximately half of the building’s energy load.  

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