Renovation of UCSD Stewart Commons Dining Facility Achieves LEED Gold Certification
UCSD Stewart Commons Dining Facility
Reno Contracting’s renovation of the Stewart Commons Dining Facility for University of California, San Diego has achieved LEED Gold Certification. Reno was the design-build general contractor for the project, which was built for UCSD’s Housing and Dining Department as a student dining facility for Muir College. The project recently earned LEED certification in the category Commercial Interiors v2.0.
LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures. Reno’s renovation of the Stewart Commons Dining Facility earned 32 of the possible 57 points available to earn LEED Gold Certification. The project achieved points in areas including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design process.
The project, which began in September 2009 and was completed in August 2010, involved two floors encompassing approximately 28,000 sq. ft., including a state-of-the-art kitchen and servery, providing services to thousands of students each day at UCSD. The design-build team included: Architects | Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker; MA Engineering – Mechanical Engineer; Hope Engineering – Structural Engineer; RBF Consulting – Civil Engineer; Michael Wall Engineering – Electrical Engineer; and Drew George – LEED Consultant. Leading the team for Reno was Chris Heim, Project Executive, Patrick Johnston, Project Engineer, and Dave Enos, Project Superintendent.