The team at JL Construction has the experience you need for your green building projects. We have worked on several Net Zero Energy, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) projects and can help you obtain the maximum points for your project.
We can also help you implement one or several green building elements in your project regardless of whether it is a LEED, CHPS or Net Zero project. With our experience in green building, we can assure you that your building is water and energy efficient, has lower operating costs, and creates a healthier environment for all end users.
JLC is knowledgeable and familiar with all aspects of sustainable construction, including:
Some of the specific and unique systems that we’ve built include:
Sustainable construction is about more than just energy efficiency and savings. It is about being mindful of the construction site that we are working on and the waste that we produce as a by-product. JLC starts every project with a thorough review of the site and implements erosion control measures to protect the site, nearby waterways, and storm drains. We implement strict waste management controls so that everything that can be recycled will be recycled. The goal is to recycle at least 75% of project waste, but on individual projects we have diverted as much as 90% of project waste from the landfill.
This UC Berkeley scientific research site is located on Mt. Hamilton in Santa Clara County. JLC, with its architect partners, transformed the simple research site with a vintage barn and temporary living trailers into a state-of-the-art facility capable of accommodating 50 people with two faculty residences, four cabins and eight seasonal cabins. The utility infrastructure consists of a massive off-the-grid solar array, battery backup power, generators, solar hot water heaters, septic system, water storage and fire sprinkler pumps.
Relevant features include modular structure on a slab-on-grade foundation, mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls, state of the art passive heating and cooling system using earth tube design, concrete slab with radiant heating and cooling coils, graywater systems, rainwater storage tank with night sky spray system for cooling, clerestory windows, energy-efficient HVAC systems, maximum natural lighting, energy efficient lighting fixtures with day lighting controls, and solar power system.