Sustainability Statistics

LEED Gold Certification

Land

  • The project redevelops a former Howard Hughes’ Aircraft facility. The design was inspired by the foothill landscape of Southern California, adding hills, mounds, and native flora.
  • The 7.9-acre park has bands of programmed space uniting the office complex. The program includes a basketball court, soccer field, playground, bosque, bocce courts, berm gardens, and a band shell with an amphitheater lawn.

Planting

  • 636 trees were planted.
  • 100% native and adaptive species were used.
  • A runnel connects the park to a larger system. Water is pulled from the Los Angeles River and moved to wetland ponds, which provides aeration and filtration before being dumped into the ocean.

Carbon, Energy + Air

  • The trees sequester 76,320 pounds of carbon annually, which offset nine cars per year.**

Economics

  • There was an increase in property value due to project installation.
  • The design offers cost savings for the client through reduced maintenance.

Waste

  • Sustainability in material manufacturing was supported.
  • Reusable vegetation, rocks, and soil were diverted from disposal.
  • Materials not needed on-site were recycled.

Social

  • The design makes the space more pedestrian friendly, by providing patterned vegetation with a series of paths.
  • User satisfaction based on digital reviews: 3.5 stars on Yelp, 4.6 stars on Facebook, and 8.1 out of 10 on Yelp.
* The tree average for water interception is 500 gallons. American’s use an average of 100 gallons of water per day (EPA’s water trivia facts)
**120 pounds of CO2 per tree annually (This number is based on an average from the National Tree Benefits Calculator) One car produces an average of 8,320 pounds of CO2 per year. (The Code of Federal Regulations - 40 CFR 600.113)
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