Press Release: 01.19.2012

Commitment to Green

The new Segundo Services Center at the University of California, Davis puts sustainability at the forefront.

University of California, Davis
Segundo Services Center

Davis, California

“McCarthy has been a stellar contractor, building many of the University of California, Davis campus’ significant facilities over the past decade. We were thrilled to work with their team once again on the expansion of the Segundo Services Center.”
—Vanda Rovis, senior project manager, University of California, Davis

McCarthy’s commitment to sustainable building is on display in the recently completed 33,000-square-foot expansion of the Segundo Services Center at the University of California, Davis (UCD). The three-story facility utilizes the newest technology and the latest trends in sustainable building to minimize the environmental impact of the building process and everyday usage. It provides a number of student support services for those housed in the surrounding dormitories, such as academic spaces, recreational areas, computer resource center, dorm management services, mail room, convenience store and laundry facility. It also features a MEP room in the basement, providing utility services and conveniences to the dormitories. Finished in just 15 months, the Segundo Services Center opened to students in time for the fall 2011 term.

Pending LEED Gold Certification - currently under review and expected to be granted in early 2012 - the Segundo Services Center features a number of sustainable design elements in the areas of water and energy efficiency, materials usage, and environmental quality, including CO2 sensors to maintain inside air quality to increase occupant health and wellness; environmentally friendly low-flow water fixtures to reduce wastewater generation and potable water demand; and recycled and earth-friendly building materials. UCD has designed educational tours showcasing the LEED aspects of the project to educate students about sustainable building.

“The Center’s expansion will enable it to meet the goal of providing students with a comfortable, safe and - with the anticipated LEED Gold Certification - truly sustainable area within which to study and live,” noted Vanda Rovis, senior project manager, University of California, Davis.

Constructing the expansion using sustainable building elements and achieving LEED Gold Certification was paramount for UCD.

According to McCarthy Project Director Ryan Heeter, “As a design/builder on this project, we were thrilled to be the driving force behind helping our longtime client UCD work toward its goal of LEED Gold Certification. This is the ultimate recognition of sustainable design and building, and we expect that the Segundo Services Center will pass the certification requirements with flying colors.”

This is McCarthy’s fourth facility on the UCD campus, having completed the Student Health and Wellness Center in 2010, the Activities and Recreation Center in 2004, and the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in 2002. 

Design Architect: WRNS Studio LLP, San Francisco

LEED Consultant: Alicia Snyder-Carlson, LEED AP ID+C IIDA Associate│ASID Allied Member Consultant

Project Personnel:
Director: Ryan Heeter
Manager: Christopher Jensen
Superintendent: Josh Gillmore
Staff: Jeff Dill, Deanna Morgan, Joseph Yost


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