County Law Building Certified 1st LEED Platinum Facility in County of Riverside

Jul 9, 2015 8:55 AM ET
Newport Beach, CA, July 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Trammell Crow Company's County Law Building in Indio, CA has become the first County of Riverside facility to receive the platinum-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®), the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest level of certification. 

“We are pleased to have partnered with the County on this outstanding project,” said David Nazaryk, Managing Director of TCC Southern California - Newport Beach. “Through strategic planning, the design team was able to introduce multiple sustainable features including extensive sun shading devices, drought tolerant landscaping, on-site storm drain water retention which will recharge the local ground water system, electric vehicle charging stations, photovoltaic parking shade structures, recycled content, low-emitting building materials and many other solutions that guided the County Law Building to a LEED® Platinum Certification.”

The three-story, 90,000-square-foot facility provides offices for the District Attorney, Public Defender, County Counsel and the Indio branch of the Riverside County Law Library.

“As one of the most efficient buildings in our inventory, the County Law Building leaves a smaller footprint on our environment by using energy and water more efficiently, while also generating significant savings on operations,” said Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor John J. Benoit. “I am very proud that this hugely successful project earned this prestigious rating, distinguishing it as a prototype of sustainability in our state.”

The County Law Building’s design and construction incorporated many energy-efficient and water-saving features that were certified by LEED®, an internationally recognized green building certification system. 

Solar panels on carports are expected to generate approximately 40 percent of the building’s energy consumption. Light-colored roofing will reduce the building’s solar heat gain, saving energy during the summer. High-efficiency plumbing fixtures, drought tolerant landscaping and drip irrigation will reduce water use. Many building materials, including portions of the building’s steel, were from recycled content.

The project was developed under a public-private partnership with the County of Riverside Economic Development Agency (EDA) and the core development team of TCC, National Development Council (NDC), Langdon Wilson International and Millie and Severson. The development team designed, developed, financed, constructed and provided the facility to the county fully completed, including furniture and cabling. The County Law Building was dedicated in February 2015, four months early and about $2 million under budget.

“We are thrilled that the County Law Building received LEED® Platinum Certification,” said Tom Bak, Senior Managing Director of TCC Southern California - Newport Beach. “We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with the County, NDC and the entire development team on the County Law Building development project.” 

“The development of the new County Law Building has to be one of the most rewarding and satisfying experiences the Economic Development Agency has ever been a part of,” said Rob Field, assistant county executive officer, Riverside County EDA. “The outcome reflects the value of great teamwork, and helps prove the value that a well-run public-private partnership can bring.”

About Trammell Crow Company
Trammell Crow Company (TCC), founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate. The Company has developed or acquired nearly 2,600 buildings valued at nearly $60 billion and over 540 million square feet. As of March 31, 2015, TCC had $5.5 billion of projects in process and $3.6 billion in its pipeline.

Trammell Crow Company’s teams are dedicated to building value for its clients with professionals in 16 major cities throughout the United States. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial, retail, healthcare, multi-family residential and mixed use projects. For those who occupy real estate, TCC can execute the development or acquisition of facilities tailored to meet its clients’ needs. For investor clients, the company specializes in joint venture speculative development, acquisition/re-development ventures, build-to-suit development, or providing incentive-based fee development services.

TCC is an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, and the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). For more information visit