Friday, December 19, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Lyng building achieves LEED Gold

By
July 15, 2011 |

The Richard E. Lyng Building, at 430 G St., owned by 5th & G Plaza Inc., managed by Yackzan Group Inc. and occupied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has been certified as LEED Gold for existing buildings operation and maintenance.

According to the LEED website, this is the first building in Davis to earn LEED Gold certification in the existing building category, a news release said. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

LEED is a program of the U.S. Green Building Council, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that certifies the greenest-performing buildings in the world. For existing buildings, LEED rates the reduction of environmental impacts, improved operational efficiencies and documented savings.

Former Congressman Vic Fazio, who was instrumental in co-locating eight USDA agencies in the Lyng Building writes, “When I first heard of the efforts to retrofit the building, I was confident it would present an opportunity for the USDA to advance its compliance with the federal green buildings mandate.

“Pursuant to Executive Order 13514, by 2015 at least 15 percent of each federal agency’s building or leases must be ‘green.’ I applaud your dedication to improving the sustainability of the building and its surrounding environment,” Fazio said in the news release.

LEED certification for existing buildings addresses exterior building site maintenance programs, water and energy consumption, use of environmentally preferred products and practices for cleaning and alterations, sustainable purchasing policies, waste stream management and ongoing indoor environmental quality.

Val Dolcini, state executive director of the USDA Farm Service Agency, said “all of the USDA agencies that call the Lyng Building home have benefitted from the progressive management of the Yackzan Group and their Davis team.”

“Their work in achieving this LEED designation is another example of their dedication to both clients and community and we look forward to serving the people of rural California from this building for many years to come,” Dolcini said in the news release.

Achieving LEED Gold in this category “was a two-year team effort and could not have been earned without technical guidance from skilled experts and tremendous cooperation from our building vendors, tenants and management staff,” said Lynne Yackzan of Yackzan Group Inc., the building’s property manager, in the news release.

“We are all committed to taking steps to reduce waste and use resources more prudently with the goal of reducing the building’s impact on its surroundings while creating a healthy, safe environment for our tenants and their customers.”

The Lyng Building, designed by Dean F. Unger, AIA and built by Unger Construction Company, was completed in 1998. The building also earned U.S. EPA’s Energy Star certification in 2010.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    UCD, UC team up to study effects of climate change

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Teens’ goal? Helping other soccer players around the world

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    There’s a plate for you at the Davis Holiday Meal

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Police seek suspect in hit-and-run collision

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

    Help sought in search for runaway Davis teen

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    Feds release ‘framework’ to rate colleges

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Gunfire leads to DUI arrest

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    Creative women share food, friendship

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Konditorei presents free holiday concert

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Welcome 2015 with Mumbo Gumbo at a gala bash

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Luminaria display planned in West Davis

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Sierra Club calendars on sale Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Blue Christmas service planned at Davis churches

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Willett bench is a labor of love

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A4

     
    Author! Author! UCD hosts talks, Q and A on Asia-focused books

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Libraries will be closed around the holidays

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    See diving ducks at city wetlands tour

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    Downtown gift cards get a new perk

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

    Meditation, Buddhism classes offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    A home for the holidays?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

    Nobel Prize winner will discuss research related to autism

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Traditional carols service is Saturday at St. Martin’s

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    Explorit: Experience nano this spring

    By Lisa Justice | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    Soup’s On will benefit NAMI-Yolo

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    Donate to STEAC at Original Steve’s

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    Supplies collected for victims of abuse

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    Grandmothers support group meets weekly

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11, 1 Comment

     
    .

    Forum

    He needs them to pay up

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Cheers and Jeers: Have you ever seen the rain?

    By Our View | From Page: A14

    Defeating Ebola involves medicine, and prayers

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A14 | Gallery

     
    Kudos to Central Park Gardens donors and volunteers

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A14

    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A14

     
    .

    Sports

    Cousins is back in lineup but Kings fall

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Devil boys hold off scrappy Rio Linda

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Lady Blue Devils rout an undefeated Liberty squad

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    UCD RB coach Wright heads to Florida; what next?

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

    Aggies nab junior college defensive lineman

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Nostra-Dunning makes his college bowl picks

    By Bob Dunning | From Page: B2

    Tennyson’s first goal is the difference in Sharks win

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B6 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    Name droppers: Trio elected to academy of inventors

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    .

    Arts

    DMTC announces auditions for ‘Sweeney Todd’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

     
    ‘Before Midnight’ screening is tonight

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

     
    DMTC plans New Year’s Eve party

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

    Tom Rigney and Flambeau to play

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

     
     
    .

    Business

    After 19 years, Alfa Romeo returns

    By Ann M. Job | From Page: A16

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Rena Sylvia Smilkstein

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    .

    Comics