But reduced energy and water consumption are just two of many eco-friendly features which has enabled Clif Bar’s headquarters to earn the highest LEED certification available and to become one of the first buildings in the state to meet California’s 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. More than 12,000 board feet of reclaimed wood was used and, where new wood was used, it was sourced from sustainably managed forests. In addition, recycled denim was used for sound-absorbing panels; lamps, tables and other office furniture were reused from the building’s former tenant; and even the whimsical interior design elements of the building, which includes gravity defying bicycles, kayaks and snowboards, have been reused and repurposed.
More information on and photos of the project can be found at ENR California. Congratulations Clif Bar!