green design in Marin, Sonoma and beyond

Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies

De Anza College

Cupertino, California (Silicon Valley)

Mediterranean climate

Stevens Creek watershed

zero net energy design Dave Deppen Green Architect Marin

Letter-One of the highest regarded

environmental studies centers in

North America. This building is

the integration of green

design methods at their best.

 

Approximately 80% reduction in energy

use compared to a comparable college

building. Winner of the first ever Livable

Building award by the nation’s premier

organization of building scientists.

LEED Platinum.

 

And – this is a well-loved building.

 

Its sophisticated and welcoming variety

of study, group work and teaching

spaces are inconstant, productive use.

This is a place where energy

management students and biodiversity

students work together in a positive,

productive atmosphere.

 

When the building opened, the building

committee asked Dave to continue his

work with them and to begin teaching

green building courses here – which

he continues to do.

 

CREDITS

CLIENT: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA Community

College District

Kirsch Center Building Committee

Special funders:

Student Government of

De Anza College

Steve and Michele Kirsch Foundation

Dave’s Role: Lead Designer and

Project Manager for design

Design Architectural firm:

Van der Ryn Architects

Architect of Record: VBN Architects

Energy Consultant: Don Aitken

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing,

Telecom:

Arup / San Francisco

Structural: Dasse

COST CONSULTANT: DAVIS LANGDON

LEED Consultant: Kathleen Smith

Commissioning: Rumsey Engineers

Public Bid Contractor: S. J. Amoroso

PHOTO: CODY ANDRESEN / ARUP

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