Civic Center Parking

Civic Center parking
Civic Center parking structure

The new LEED® mixed-use Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure embodies the City's commitment to proactive sustainability efforts. Santa Monica’s 822 space parking structure became the first building of its type to receive a LEED-certified rating through the U.S. Green Building Council. The building features innovative and unique design strategies, materials, products, and construction practices that preserve natural resources, conserve water and energy, and reduce waste.

The structure's LEED elements include:

  • 213 kW DC photovoltaic panels installed on the roof to provide electricity for the facility and shade cars parked on the top level.
  • Natural light and efficient fluorescent lighting that reflects off white ceiling, to enable lower total lamp wattage for and to minimize light spill in unwanted places.
  • Reclaimed water lines for landscaping and tenant space toilets reduce the demand for potable water.
  • Storm water management runoff water is treated using an on-site filtration device to reduce total suspended solids and phosphorus.
  • Concrete contains locally mined aggregate and recycled flyash.
  • Structural steel contains up to 68% post-industrial recycled content.
  • Recycled glass material.
  • Free bicycle storage lockers promote alternative means of transportation.
  • 14 public electric vehicle parking spaces and electrical outlets.
  • Education signage to increase awareness about the green building elements of the facility.

Learn more about the Civic Center Parking Structure's LEED Scorecard.

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