Winery building earns LEED gold

E. & J. Gallo Winery’s new Dry Creek Building in Modesto, Calif., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). 

The LEED rating system, developed by the USGBC, is the foremost program for buildings, homes, and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. The USGBC scores buildings in seven categories including innovation in design, water efficiency, sustainable sites, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and location and transportation.

"The Dry Creek Building embodies our company's long-standing commitment to environmental responsibility, and our desire to provide a collaborative and best in class workspace for our employees," said Joseph E. Gallo, chief executive officer and president of E. & J. Gallo Winery.

Gallo's Dry Creek Building was completed in August 2016 and features floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive skylights, providing occupants with an abundance of natural light. The 146,000-square-foot building offers a variety of large and small conference rooms to accommodate meetings of any size.

Two retreat rooms designed as quiet zones for focus and concentration also provide employees with a creative and inspiring space for working. Additionally, the building features a wine tasting area, a café, and a variety of outdoor patios for employee events and gatherings. The building also offers indoor bike storage, as well as complimentary electric vehicle parking.



Topics: Architectural Firms, Associations / Organizations, Building Owners and Managers, Certifications, Construction Firms, Consulting - Green & Sustainable Strategies and Solutions, Office Buildings, Sustainable Communities, Technology, Urban Planning and Design, USGBC

Companies: U.S. Green Building Council

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