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Silver Oak Alexander Valley

The first winery and 25th building in the world to earn the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Sustainability Certification from the International Living Future Institute.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Sagan Piechota Architecture, Cello & Maudru Construction & Marta Fry Landscape Associates
Owner
Silver Oak Cellars
Location
Healdsburg, California
Completion Date
Area
109,112 ft²
Sustainability
LEED Platinum & LBC Sustainability Certification
Silver Oak Alexander Valley in Healdsburg, California. Damion Hamilton photo
Silver Oak Alexander Valley in Healdsburg, California. Damion Hamilton photo
Silver Oak Alexander Valley in Healdsburg, California. Damion Hamilton photo
Silver Oak Alexander Valley in Healdsburg, California. Thornton Tomasetti
Silver Oak Alexander Valley in Healdsburg, California. Damion Hamilton photo

Overview

Established in 1972, Silver Oak Cellars is a family-owned winery that only produces one varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon. They have two LEED-certified facilities located in California, but their 105-acre winery in Alexander Valley has its sights set on becoming one of the greenest winery's in the world.

We provided sustainability services for the winery's production, administration facility and tasting room, which was completed in 2018.

Highlights

  • Sustainability goals included LEED Platinum certification and certification through the Living Building Challenge (LBC).
  • The project used the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED 2009 Building Design and Construction (BD+C) for New Construction, with the Application Guidance for Multiple Buildings on a Campus Group Certification Overlay as a tool to integrate and prioritize the green building design and construction strategies.
  • LEED services included consulting through the construction administration and post-occupancy phases. LBC services included an advisory role and peer review of the energy model, strategic thinking of how to satisfy LBC requirements, material vetting, documentation of select LBC imperatives, and coordination with the design and construction team.
  • The project is Living Building Certified and achieved all seven petals - Site / Place, Water, Energy, Health, Materials, Equity and Beauty. At the time of certification, it was the largest Living Certified project in the world and the largest to achieve on-site net positive energy performance under any of the International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI) programs.

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