Lakeland Management manages a five building complex of buildings owned by Kaufman Jacobs and known as the La Plaza Office Complex located in Las Vegas Nevada. The complex has been built over time starting in 1974 with the latest building, E, being building in 2000. The complex is located near UNLV in the suburban context of Las Vegas. With the exception of building E, all the buildings underwent a major renovation in 2000 when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved into the buildings. Over time, Lakeland Management continues to improve the building through energy efficiency projects such as installing motion/occupancy sensors on the lighting and installing digital thermostats.
Coda Group, formerly Sellen Sustainability started working with Lakeland Management in November 2011 to assess and certify the buildings using the LEED rating system as well as ENERGY STAR and BOMA 360. Coda managed the LEED process while working with Lakeland Management as well as Glumac, who has completed the retro-commissioning of all the buildings.
Building C was certified LEED Silver in February 2013 as the prototype project for the complex. Coda worked with Lakeland Management to develop policies, programs, and procedures that could be universally applied at the 5 buildings. Coda completed certification for all five buildings by the middle of 2014 with Buildings A, B and D also attaining LEED Silver and Building E attaining LEED Gold. All buildings continue to benchmark their utility data on Portfolio Manager and all 5 have recently earned an ENERGY STAR Label.
These buildings are a good example of older, non-obtrusive buildings that have been well maintained and can achieve LEED certification without a significant capital investment.