City of Alameda Free Library | CSU Chico Student Services Center
Ohlone College Student Services Center


Consolidated CM (CCM) understands the necessity for and responsibility of green construction. CCM is experience with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements has worked on LEED-certified projects throughout California, and has LEED-accredited professionals on staff to serve the client in achieving both construction and certification success. CCM is also a member of the Building Commissioning Association and an authority in the commissioning process, which begins during design and continues through building occupancy. CCM can provide this expertise on your project.

City of Alameda Free Library
The new Alameda Free Library, built under the California State Library Grant Program, is a 48,000-square-foot, two-story, steel-framed building with a red brick façade. As a LEED Silver project, it features many energy-saving systems, from acoustical insulation made of recycled Levi’s, to day lighting of the main reading room, and a sophisticated heating and ventilation system with an energy management system and working fireplace. CCM provided project and construction management for the $24 million project, assisted the City with LEED-related planning and documentation, and monitored LEED-related waste management during construction. CCM also assisted the City interface with the California Office of Library Construction for grant-related reviews and with the Department of the State Architect for project-related issues, and coordinated the installation of security systems, data/telecommunications, FF&E, and move-in activities with a series of separate contracts.
CSU Chico Student Services Center
CCM is providing inspector of record services for construction of this new $42 million student services center. The 120,000-square-foot, four-story, structural steel, U-shaped, building has been designed to obtain the LEED Gold Certification, the first in the CSU system. The “U” design is a “green” feature of the building—three sides of the building shade the central courtyard, naturally keeping the courtyard protected from the sun’s heat. Additional features include the use of bio-swale, a method for capturing rain water and then routing the water for irrigation purposes, and sun shades over the windows on the west, east, and south sides of the building to reduce the use of artificial (energy-consuming) cooling systems. Disposal of construction waste, design of water-efficient landscaping, and purchase of recyclable building materials are other elements under consideration.
Ohlone College Student Services Center
The new 44,000-square-foot student center is a three-story, steel-framed building constructed on a hillside in the center of the Ohlone College campus. The $23 million project, designed to meet LEED Silver Certification requirements, is located in the footprint of an older campus building, which as the first phase of the project was abated and demolished. The Spanish tile roof and a number of other building elements were recycled for use in the new facility. By concentrating on recycling and waste management during the construction process, CCM has made it possible to consider a LEED Gold Certification. Careful coordination was required throughout construction to minimize impact to the on-going activities at the college.