Achieving sustainability through innovative practices
Nibbi’s Joseph P. Mazzola Training Center last night was recognized by CICA (Commercial Interiors Contractors Association) as 2012’s Best Bay Area Adaptive-Reuse Project.
The Mazzola Training Center–outfitted with training stations for the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems seen in all building types, including residential, commercial, mixed-use, clean rooms, laboratories, hospitals and data centers–provides members of U.A. Local 38 with the opportunity to build their careers through hands-on experience with the most advanced equipment currently used in the plumbing trade.
“Adapting a previous building into a highly functional educational and training facility is a complex process,” says Jake Arlein, Director of Certification Services, Environmental Building Strategies, “yet the project team and owners pushed the standards even higher by pursuing LEED Silver certification. The result is a 75% reduction of pre-renovation lighting power density, a 25% reduction in Title 24 energy code requirements, and a 50% reduction of lighting energy consumed compared to buildings of similar size.”