The Alhambra

Alhambra, California
Certification: LEED® Gold EB O&M v3

How we solved the challenge

The 45-acre former Southern California corporate campus of CF Braun Engineering comprises over 1 million square feet of mixed-use office space in 17 buildings. Getting each separate building LEED certified wasn’t just cost-prohibitive; the timeline would have been absolutely untenable, so the Ratkovich Company came to BuildingWise for help.

We determined that because all of the buildings are fully integrated below ground, we could work with USGBC to designate the entire campus as a single building and significantly cut certification costs and time. After being told by another consultant that the highest level they could achieve would be Silver, the building earned the Gold level of LEED EB.

The Alhambra Alhambra, CA
  • Saved $250k in certification costs
  • 12 months shorter certification process
  • One of only two LEED-certified buildings in the City of Alhambra
  • BuildingWise is currently working on a re-certification for the building