Sonoma Academy Janet Durgin Guild & Commons Building
The 20,000 s.f., building incorporates a student center, gathering area, maker space, wood shop, audio studio, computer lab, dining area, and kitchen.
Sonoma Academy’s Janet Durgin Guild & Commons is one of Sonoma County and XL Construction’s most sustainable projects. The 20,000 s.f., two-story building incorporates a student center, a courtyard where students maintain a farm-to-table garden, maker space, wood shop, audio studio, computer lab, dining area, a full-service kitchen, and a teaching kitchen. XL also completed a 3,000 s.f. maintenance yard and bus port. XL built a state-of-the-art, net-positive energy structure using a geothermal heat exchange system, radiant heating and cooling, photo voltaic panels, a living green roof, rain and gray water collection systems, induction-powered appliances, sustainably sourced wood and rammed-earth concrete masonry unit blocks. The project achieved LEED Platinum Certification; is International Living Future Institute Zero Carbon Certified, is the first project to achieve Living Building Challenge Zero Carbon and Petal Certifications in Energy, Materials, Equity, and Beauty; and is seeking WELL v2 Certification.
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