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Watsonville Water Operations Center

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Watsonville, CA

This 14,000 SF project for the City of Watsonville consists of an operations building and a laboratory facility along with extensive site improvements. Buildings are wood framed structures featuring exposed T&G decking and radiused glulam beams, locally harvested redwood siding, polished concrete flooring, and in slab radiant heating and cooling system throughout the space using recycled water. Project also features use of City produced recycled water for flushing toilets, a water feature, irrigation and for use in the heat exchange process for the HVAC system. Additional features include the use of mechanically controlled louvers within roof stack vents for outside air ventilation and heat dumping, individual lighting controls and operable windows for all offices, daylight dimming sensors on all lights, integration of detention basins, bioswales, permeable pavement and native plants for minimizing irrigation needs and eliminating storm water runoff in the storm system. An interior and exterior signage program was created for educating visitors on the green aspects of the project.

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Architect of Record:




WRNS Studio

City of Watsonville


Completed 2009

Operations Center

LEED Platinum

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