With a mission to promote wellness, self-sufficiency and a better quality of life to families, the new County of San Diego North Coastal Live Well Health Center is a LEED Platinum certified, Zero Net Energy facility inspired by the local natural resources it’s designed to protect.
Powered entirely by the sun and using no fossil fuels, the building facilitates improved workplace health, productivity and well-being by inviting daylight and natural ventilation. Vertical Teflon-coated fiberglass shade sails protect the naturally ventilated lobby and glass from solar heat gain, while operable windows throughout the building summon ocean breezes.
Outside, high-efficiency photo-voltaic arrays power the facility. The building is designed to have narrow wings and large windows to maximize daylight, while integrated shading devices reduce glare. Located in Oceanside, where a surge of development is revitalizing the community and transforming the city, this three-story 36,000 square-foot facility houses aging and independence services, a military and veterans resource center, community health promotions, regional administration, public health services, and behavioral health services.