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SDG&E/Savings by Design & AIA|San Diego

2016 Energy Efficient Buildings Tour Series

SDG&E’s Savings by Design and the AIA San Diego are proud to announce the upcoming 2016 Energy Efficient Buildings Tour Series, featuring four completed new construction projects that successfully participated in the Savings By Design program. The tour program is mainly directed at design professionals such as architects, planners and engineers however, a limited number of professionals in other disciplines may also be accommodated. Registration below.

8 HSW/LUs offered for the complete tour series. 2 HSW/LU per tour.

The Heights at Del Mar
Tuesday August 2, 2016 @ 12p

Heights web

Designer: Gensler|San Diego
Photo: ©Auda & Coudayre Photography

The Heights is a three-story, LEED Gold, 75K square foot, Class-A office building located in the heart of Del Mar Heights. Developed within the existing two-building, 4-acre campus known as The Heights at Del Mar that also includes two fully leased LEED Silver certified office buildings, the new third building, located at 12770 El Camino Real, will showcase state-of-the-art design and efficiency within an amenity -rich environment.  Designed to appeal to vibrant companies whose focus is to attract and retain top talent, the building features steel-frame construction, floor-to-ceiling glass, a top-floor balcony, numerous onsite and offsite amenities and collaborative indoor/outdoor workspaces.

Easton Archery Center
Thursday August 18, 2016 @ 12p

Designer: Bob Easton, AIA

The Easton Archery Center of Excellence is located on the campus of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.  Opened in 2015, facility was designed by Bob Easton, AIA (who, along with his family, was deeply connected to U.S. archery both as athletes and in developing technologies that revolutionized the sport) and is home to the U.S. Olympic archery team, offering training facilities and residences for athletes.  A 40,000 sf complex containing a gymnasium, training lab and large indoor shooting room (conforming to Olympic competition standards) is augmented by a 30,000 sf dormitory that also includes classrooms and administrative offices. The structure is LEED Certified, incorporating such innovations as phase-change biomass elements in the walls and ceilings.

Petco National Support Center
Tuesday September 13, 2016 @ 12p


Designer: Smith Consulting Architects (SCA)

Collaboration between the Petco Corporate Team and the Design Team resulted in the “Industrial Urban Park” project theme. Petco purchased a 1980’s micro-chip manufacturing plant with a 500’ X 500’ footprint from which SCA designed an expansive office space filled with natural light and reflective of Petco’s goals of a healthful and sustainable environment supporting an increased bond between people and pets.

Sustainable Attributes:

  • PPG Atlantica high efficiency dual glazed system with low-E glass
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures for a 40% reduction in domestic water use
  • Premium efficiency Rooftop HVAC Units with economizers and VFD
  • All flooring achieved a level of recycled content
  • Artificial turf at outdoor pet areas for water conservation
  • 800 megawatt rooftop PV system providing 60% of facility electrical demand

Jacobs Medical Center
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @ 11:30a


Designer: Cannon Design

Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health is a $943-million, 245-bed advanced medical center with a focus on improving inpatient care in the following areas: Advanced Surgical, Cancer, and Women & Infants. Its features include: garden-based design, floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize natural light/promote healing, low-carbon footprint, LEED silver certification, building materials from recycled content, regional materials & FSC-certified wood.

Purchase the entire tour series to save money! 

Students: $10 individual tours

AIA Members:
$40/tour pack
Individual tours $15 each

$65/tour pack
Individual tours $20 each

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