Wax On, Wax Off: Surfrider Foundation Builds Green
The buildings of Surfrider's global headquarters in San Clemente make up just one more demonstration of their commitment to preserving our coastal environment. The U.S Green Building Council (USGBC), an organization with a strict rating system for design and construction, awarded Surfrider its sought-after LEED Gold Certification.
"We were very fortunate to work with excellent architects and contractors who were committed to making our offices energy efficient and environmentally sustainable," says Michelle Kremer, Surfrider Foundation's Chief Operating Officer.
Designed by LPA Inc., a firm based out of Irvine, the Surfrider Global Headquarters is up to speed on everything, from raw building materials to consumption of water and energy. Located not too many freeway exits away from the famous, peeling peaks where they fought so long and hard for victory in the "Save Trestles" campaign, the headquarters is the first building in San Clemente, and only the second in Orange County, to recieve LEED Gold Certification. These guys practice what they preach.
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