Photo Courtesy of EHDD

Designed for net-zero energy consumption and LEED Platinum certification, this $37.2-million, two-story building in Los Angeles features a green roof of low-water succulents.

Formed with overlaid aluminum, copper panels, stone veneer, wood siding and triple-pane glazing with a heat-mirror film, the exterior has a very high thermal rating.

An active chilled-beam system provides individual comfort control and uses 100% outside air, blown across chilled and hot-water coils.

Project Team

Owner: The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

Architect: EHDD, San Francisco

General Contractor: DPR Construction, Redwood City, Calif.

Engineers: Tipping Mar, Berkeley, Calif.; Sherwood Design Engineers, San Francisco; Integral Group, Oakland, Calif.

Landscape Architect: Joni L. Janecki & Associates, Santa Cruz