Friday, June 19, 2009
This Santa Monica parking garage designed by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners is the first LEED certified parking struucture in the United States. Solar photovoltaic panels on the roof provides renewable energy and shade for top level parking. The materials used were recycled and finished with low-VOC paints and finishes. Low-e glazing is utilized to decrease heating and cooling loads. A storm-drain water-treatment system helps reduce runoff from directly entering the hydrosphere and greywater is harvested to provide for landscaping on-site.