Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow Center

Laney College, Oakland, CA

The Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center at Laney College will train students in green construction practices and demonstrate principles for design and construction of Zero Net Energy buildings. The Center supports three pedagogical opportunities, reflected in the particular qualities of three distinct structures. These include two conjoined “Test Houses,” the “Living Classroom,” constructed adjacent is required to LEED certify, to meet the low-energy criteria “Passivhaus” program, and to illustrate general principles for the high-performance building.

Completion Date: 2017
Structural Systems: Wood/Timber
Architect: Flad Architects
LEED: Platinum