Green Construction

Green Construction: LEED Certification and Services

Many assume that the construction of a "Green Building" has to be a costly endeavor, but Fullmer works with the owner and within the regulations of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) to help the owner achieve LEED certification. By reducing costs, helping the owner avoid costly unnecessary LEED items and managing all designers and contractors, Fullmer helps owners achieve LEED certification in a cost-effective, hassle-free manner. With over five and a half million square feet of LEED certified buildings constructed and two LEED Accredited professionals on staff, Fullmer is fully prepared to assist with any LEED project.
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LEED Certified Featured Project

Located in the City of Commerce with close access to all major freeways, Fullmer developed a state-of-the-art 111,260 square foot food storage facility for Contessa Premium Foods. The building features a 307 kW thin film BIPV Solar System to power the building and make it more environmentally friendly. Contessa achieved LEED Gold Certification and is known as the Greenest Food Production Facility in the world, also becoming the only facility in existence to hold Gold LEED, Organic and SQF certifications at the same time.


LEED Certification & Services Sample Projects

Fullmer was honored to be chosen by Duke Realty as the general contractor for Duke Perris Logistics Center I, located just off the 215 freeway in the booming industrial hub of Perris. The build-to-suit distribution center spans an impressive 1,224,874 square feet, providing both a massive warehouse as well as 14,865 square feet of office space.

Built next door to Duke Perris Logistics Center II, which Fullmer completed as a spec development in 2015, the first facility was later occupied by Wayfair.com. The online retail giant is now also utilizing this larger facility to further enhance their West Coast distribution initiatives. The cross dock building features 36’ clear ceilings, ESFR sprinkler system, 8” thick concrete floor slab, 230 dock high loading doors and 277 trailer parking stalls.

Site features on the nearly 60 acre lot include beautiful landscaping covering nearly 17% of the site, covered break areas and ample parking with 544 total auto parking stalls, numerous spaces for low-emission and fuel efficient vehicles, as well as carpool/vanpool parking.

The building is LEED certified. Sustainable features include motion-activated faucets and soap dispensers in all restrooms, motion-activated lighting in the restrooms and office area, as well as LED lighting throughout the facility. Fullmer is extremely proud of this project, bringing to completion a key addition to our industrial projects portfolio – two state-of-the-art new buildings totaling more than 2 million square feet.

Developed in the prime industrial hub of Perris, Fullmer completed the Duke Perris Logistics Center II. The 783,407 square foot speculative concrete tilt-up building provides both a spacious warehouse and open office area. Conveniently located with close access to the 215 freeway, the facility’s offerings include a 36’ clear ceiling, ESFR sprinkler system, 8” thick concrete floor slab, 8 dock levelers, general warehouse lights, 118 dock doors, parking for 183 trailers, large truck courts on both sides of the building, and two additional corner entrances for possible future office space. The warehouse does include men’s and women’s restrooms, as well.

Features in the 4,160 square foot office area include a conference room with floor-to-ceiling windows, coffee bar area, and men’s and women’s restrooms. Site features include attractive landscaping all around, covered break area, an outdoor exercise course, and ample parking with 276 auto parking stalls, numerous parking spaces for low-emission and fuel efficient vehicles, as well as carpool/vanpool parking.

The building is LEED certified. Sustainable features include motion-activated faucets and soap dispensers in all restrooms, motion-activated lighting in the restrooms and office area, as well as LED lighting throughout the facility. It didn't take long for online home products retailer Wayfair.com to fully lease the building, which it now utilizes as part of their state-of-the-art West Coast distribution center.

Fullmer Construction completed Building C of Westlake Park Place, the corporate office building complex located in the heart of the Westlake Village business district just off the 101 freeway and Westlake Boulevard. This 102,012 square foot building is the new corporate headquarters of Dole Packaged Foods. Built with beautiful Mediterranean style architecture to match the rest of the complex, the 4-floor structure provides many state-of-the-art options for its new tenant, including food testing labs, training kitchens, and numerous conference and training rooms.

There is also a 2200 panel 577 kW solar feature in the parking area that accompanies the building, and helped Westlake Park Place Building C achieve LEED Gold Certification.

Dole Packaged Foods moved in to the building in the beginning of February, 2015.

The DCT Rialto Logistics Center is a 927,696 square foot concrete tilt-up industrial warehouse on a 42 acre site in Rialto, CA. The 32' clear height crossdock building consists of vast warehouse space, as well as three corner entrances available to create future offices. The facility also offers 122 dock-high doors, 4 ground-level doors, 235' secured truck courts, 290 trailer parking stalls, ESFR sprinklers, a fire pump, trash enclosure, beautiful landscaping, and is Silver LEED certified. Located just off the 210 freeway, the building is in a great location and easily accessible.

The Prologis Distribution Center in Redlands, CA is an 809,338 square foot concrete tilt-up building that offers both warehouse and office space. The vast warehouse space includes 36' clear height ceiling with ESFR sprinkler system, 155 dock high doors, 4 ramped drive-in doors, and a large secured truck court with 233 trailer parking stalls. It boasts beautiful landscaping, complete with palm trees lining all four sides of the property, and is LEED certified. The facility also includes plenty of parking space, and is conveniently located near the 10, 210 & 215 freeways.

The Almond Corporate Center consists of one building offering both warehouse and office space. This 420,817 square foot building offers the capability to add two more offices in addition to the current finished office area. Located in Redlands with close proximity to the 10, 210, 30 & 15 freeways, the facility includes 57 dock doors and 78 trailer stalls.

Built using low-emitting and recycled materials, offering water efficient landscaping and spaces for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles, the Almond Corporate Center is Silver LEED certified.

 

Fullmer completed this 414,543 square foot spec project for Prologis in Ontario near the 10, 60 and 15 freeways. The building is powered to suit, and features 56 dock high doors, 2 grade level doors, 30' clear height, 183' secured truck court and 71 trailer stalls. It currently serves as the Los Angeles Corporate Showroom and distribution center for IMAX Worldwide Home, is LEED Silver certified, and a beautiful addition to the business sector of Ontario.

Fullmer also completed street improvement and landscaping around the project. 

Fullmer was honored to be selected as the contractor to build an 11,000 square foot concrete tilt-up building to serve as the new state-of-the-art CHP Headquarters in Sacramento. The building was nominated by Sacramento's Biz Journals for an architecture award in 2011. Fullmer also completed 287,544 square feet of tenant improvements to three existing buildings, including the development of a steel structure complete with a Blackhawk emergency helipad. The new headquarters, which is Silver LEED certified throughout, enabled CHP to consolidate all departments throughout the Sacramento area into this main location.

Fullmer constructed Lot 1 and Lot 13A of Global Access, a master planned 8,500 acre transportation hub in Victorville. Located minutes from the 15 freeway, Fullmer developed the projects with development manager Stirling Development as part of the 2,500 acre master planned industrial portion of the complex, known as the Southern California Logistics Centre, which is conveniently located adjacent to the Southern California Logistics Airport.

Lot 13A, the first of the two buildings completed by Fullmer, is a 296,000 square foot concrete tilt-up warehouse. The second building, Lot 1, is a large speculative warehouse standing at 1,000,000 square feet.

Both buildings are Gold LEED certified; Fullmer worked with the owners to help them achieve this certification by managing the building process. The LEED Gold certification for Lot 1 made the facility the largest speculative green industrial facility in the world. Some of its sustainable features include reduced-flow restroom fixtures, drought-tolerant landscaping, and energy-efficient heating, air conditioning and lighting.

Developed in Perris, this build-to-suit distribution center was completed for Hanesbrands Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of apparel in the world. Standing at 1,309,754 square feet, the building is Hanesbrands' largest distribution facility in the world.  The project was a collaborative effort between Ridge Development, Hanes, all of Hanes' racking and material handling consultants and Fullmer. Designed and built in 9 months, Fullmer was able to accommodate the expedited needs of Hanes.

The building became LEED certified in 2010. Sustainable features include motion-activated lighting, insulation of the roof, low-water restroom fixtures and landscaping and parking spaces for low-emission and low-energy vehicles.

Fullmer constructed a 90,000 square foot, single-story concrete tilt-up medical office for St. Jude Heritage Medical Group. The building later became one of the first LEED certified medical office buildings in Orange County. Complete with rock façade and perimeter mansard roof, the project included tenant improvements consisting of: developing an imaging center, doctor's offices, exam rooms, blood draw facility and pharmacy.

Fullmer's long history in the building industry has allowed them to develop great relationships. We were pleased with all of the subcontractors that Fullmer chose including landscapers, plumbers, framers, electricians, and many others. Fullmer's interactions with the architects and engineers were seamless. When obstacles arose, it was their relationships and broad knowledge of the options that allowed us to succeed without delay. 

                      -Dr. Michael Sugarman, President, St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
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From 2008 to 2009, during one of the most challenging time periods for the construction industry, Fullmer Construction had the pleasure of building the 370,000 square foot Northgate Markets Distribution Center. Located just off the 5 and 91 freeway interchange in Anaheim, CA, the center features 34,000 square feet of office space, as well as a large warehouse for freezer/cold storage. The building became the new corporate headquarters and distribution center of the successful family-owned supermarket chain.