Gilbane Building Company Awarded Silver Award for Sustainability by Los Angeles Business Journal

California State University Associated Students Sustainability Center project wins prestigious award

Los Angeles, CA – February 28, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company was recently honored at the Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 20, 2018 at the L.A. Hotel Downtown. Gilbane received the Silver Award for Sustainability for the California State University Associated Students Sustainability Center project.  The university recently held a grand opening for the facility and the project was recently certified LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

“When a project team, which includes the owner, end user, design team, and subcontractors, creates an atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration with a common goal of building the highest quality project in the safest manner possible you can achieve great things. We are very happy to see this project honored with award.” said Emery Molnar, Vice President for Gilbane Building Company.

“Gilbane was a collaborative partner committed to achieving the project’s sustainability goals,” said Nathan Kim, Principal Firmwide Education Practice Area Leader, Gensler.

This project showcases many sustainable features including a seminar room, a conference room, student workspace, lounge, a community resource center, restrooms and a covered courtyard which with both  house equipment for recycling and serve as the rooftop structure for a 25kw photovoltaic system with approximately 100 solar panels.  The building envelope is high performance, including glazing systems, enhanced insulation, durable and sustainable cladding, cool or green roof systems, and day-lighting throughout the complex to minimize energy usage. The landscape is drought tolerant and includes a bio-swale. A graywater system connected to onsite lavatories and sinks will be used to irrigate the projects landscape; a solar thermal hot water system and vacuum composting toilets have also been incorporated into the project.

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Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 46 office locations around the world. For more information, visit