Sonoma Mountain Village has received the North Bay’s first LEED Platinum award for a commercial tenant by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The top award went to Comcast’s 35,000-square-foot operations facility at the former Agilent Technologies campus in Rohnert Park, CA. The building is a zero-carbon facility that runs entirely on solar power.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification system is a widely known program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings.
The U.S. Green Building Council is based in Washington, D.C.
The 200-acre Sonoma Mountain Village is being redeveloped with homes and businesses by Codding Enterprises of Rohnert Park. Codding bills it as as a solar-powered, zero-waste community and “one of the greenest neighborhoods in the world.”
Along with Comcast, the site houses such companies as DC Power Systems, AT&T, Aspen Air. The firms together provide more than 600 jobs.
The mixed-use project was the first in North America to receive the international endorsement of the One Planet Communities program.
— Robert Digitale