The Town of Yountville embarked on a master planning process that envisioned a new sustainably designed center located in the middle of town where Yountville residents could meet, learn, play and celebrate. Through successful community participation and perseverance, construction began in 2008. The Town Center consists of a new 10,000 sf facility, renovation of an existing Community Hall and a Sheriff’s Substation addition to the adjacent Post Office. These three civic buildings frame a new Yountville Town Square. The new building houses a branch library, multi-purpose room, teen center, meeting and program spaces. Because sustainability was a priority of Yountville’s leadership, a number of green features were integrated: a ground source heating and cooling system, a 38 kw photovoltaic array, low-flow plumbing fixtures, environmentally preferred building materials, efficient lighting and daylighting, natural ventilation, water-conserving landscape, and an innovative subsurface irrigation system.
Awards: › Savings by Design Energy Efficiency Integration Award of Honor › AIA San Francisco Energy & Sustainability Citation Award › AIA East Bay Architecture Citation Award › California Woodworks Green Building Wood Design Award