Welcome to the third installment of Building Design+Construction’s “Great Solutions,” highlighting 14 innovative technologies and products that you can put to work in your next project.

December 09, 2012


Building’s LEED Platinum journey starts with green building mockups


The J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, Calif., is currently under construction, aiming for LEED Platinum certification. McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has assisted in this endeavor by completing construction and testing of the concrete, wood window, and wood siding building enclosure mockups. The mockups used locally sourced wood and poured-in-place concrete containing 30% fly ash. The high fly ash content contributes two points to the recycled content category for LEED certification.





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