Block D receives LEED Platinum certification
We are excited to announce that Makers Quarter Block D in the East Village of San Diego, received LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, marking it as the first LEED Platinum building in downtown San Diego.
Makers Quarter is both a place and a collective ethos inspired by the Maker Movement, which provides a creative environment to inspire entrepreneurs and artists to challenge convention and achieve new heights in innovation. This five-block development in downtown San Diego will become a community with the conscious development of lifestyle, residential, and business properties, designed to reflect the artistic integrity of the neighborhood.
Makers Quarter Block D is a 6-story collaborative office hub in the heart of the development. With retail and restaurant suites on the ground floor, the building has been designed for street level activation and to encourage interaction from the surrounding community. Targeting LEED Platinum + Net Zero, highly flexible office suites utilize natural ventilation through the use of motorized windows and garage doors on each level. An exposed concrete frame integrates with the natural ventilation systems to utilize a night purge of thermal mass for passive cooling during the day. A high performance facade utilizes two active shading systems that enhance daylighting and provide flexibility to operate preferences within individual tenant spaces.