Major companies are continuing to set strong examples by opening offices in LEED-certified buildings in California. Furniture reuse, especially when it results in lasting, high quality office furniture, can account for multiple credits under the LEED New Construction guidelines. To obtain the best LEED-level accreditation, companies can use some of the major examples in their areas as models for change.

These examples are just a few of the recent buildings that help draw attention to LEED in the Golden State. They may have different types of certification and varying purposes, but the buildings all share a move towards less damaging environmental policies:

  • Delta Americas Headquarters: This company’s new central building in Fremont matches both LEED Platinum and Net Zero guidelines by reducing HVAC energy use, thanks to a geothermal system. The building also runs off of a solar-powered water setup with energy conversion efficiency as high as 98.5 percent, as this Green Building Elements article states.
  • The John L. Burton Democratic Headquarters: The Sacramento-based center is a retrofitted warehouse that utilizes organic furniture as part of its many LEED-qualifying features. Specifically, the headquarters uses a table made out of organic wood reclaimed from a fallen tree. Other aspects that make this a noteworthy building include the way it meets energy requirements.
  • The upcoming Mazda North American Operations building: It won’t be open for business until next year, but this newer workspace will meet LEED Gold standards with a focus on natural light across its 21 floors.

For help meeting the materials aspects of LEED goals, look for office furniture liquidators in Northern California.