Headquarters & Visitors Center

17,000 sq.ft. Net-Zero Energy / LEED-Platinum Administrative Headquarters and Visitors Center for the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge located 5 miles north of Los Banos, CA.  This state-of-the-art facility features a 55Kw roof-mounted photovoltaic array, SIPs (structural insulated panels), a weathered steel skin, timberframe lobby, and operable clerestory windows for natural daylight and ventilation.  

The building is designed as a Net-Zero Energy facility, meaning that it contributes more energy than it consumes.  There are currently only 21 other Net-Zero Energy Buildings in the US.  The building is the highest performing facility within the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

The San Luis NWR Visitor Center earned highest honors as the Overall Competition winner, and winner of the Commercial/ Industrial/ Institutional category at the 10th Annual Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Conference.

A Net-Zero Energy / LEED-Platinum Interpretive Wildlife Center