LEEDing the Way to a Sustainable Future

Jim Horn, P.E. has been certified as a LEED Accredited Professional by the US Green Building Council. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

The US Green Building Council is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

For over two decades, Jim has helped design energy-efficient and sustainable buildings throughout Northern California.

Three CASH Award Winners!

Each year, the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) presents a select few California public school projects with the coveted Leroy F. Greene Design Awards. We're proud to be associated with three award winners for 2004!

In the last decade, Horn Engineers has helped design more than 200 new and modernized public schools in California. Our projects include many CASH award winners and, recently, two California High Performance Schools.

Horn Engineers provided complete mechanical engineering services for each of these three fine projects:

Award of Excellence
(New Built)

Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School
Quattrocchi Kwok Architects

Award of Honor
(Specialized Facility)

Alhambra High School Performing Arts Center
AXIA Architects

Award of Honor

Heritage High School
Quattrocchi Kwok Architects

Congratulations to AXIA and Quattrocchi Kwok Architects!

A Frank Lloyd Wright original...

During his 70-year career, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed several residences that were never built.

We're honored to have been selected to provide both mechanical and electrical engineering for one of these residences, beginning construction soon in Shiloh Estates near Windsor, CA.

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Paraduxx Winery Takes Wing!

This beautiful new 34,700 SF winery adjacent to the Silverado Trail will eventually produce 156,000 gallons of a "Super Tuscan" style wine each year. We've providing full mechanical/electrical design and construction administration services for Baum-Thornley Architects of San Francisco.

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UVMC Outpatient Treatment Center Open for Business

A new 15,000 SF outpatient surgery center opened recently in Ukiah. We provided mechanical engineering for The Stichler Group of San Diego and Phoenix.

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Award of Excellence!
2004 Leroy F. Greene Design Awards
$70 Million Heritage High School Open for Learning

This new 250,000 SF school in Brentwood, on the eastern slopes of Mt. Diablo, includes a performing arts center, engineering and science academies, and a gymnasium that seats 3000 people. Designed by Quattrocchi-Kwok Architects of Santa Rosa, the school opened in the fall of 2005.

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New High-Performance Kenilworth
Junior High School

(read details in the CASH newsletter here)

The Collaborative for High Performance Schools initiative--dubbed CHPS for short--seeks to create energy-efficient, sustainable public school buildings for California's future. We worked closely with Quattrocchi-Kwok Architects of Santa Rosa to design mechanical systems for this new junior high school that conform to CHPS standards while maintaining comfort and an optimum learning environment. The school replaces the existing Kenilworth JHS and opened in the fall of 2005.

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New Rodeo Hills Elementary School

A special challenge--an impacted site with significant slope--required two-story classrooms and significant accessibility challenges. This new 68,000 SF elementary school in Rodeo, CA, opened in fall 2004. We provided mechanical and electrical engineering for VBN Architects of Oakland.

Sonoma Valley Estate

A new 12,000 sq. ft. estate home on Sonoma Mountain overlooking the Valley of the Moon is complete. The home boasts a ground source heat pump system that will feed radiant floors and fancoil air conditioners. We've designed the innovative mechanical systems for Aidlin-Darling Architects of San Francisco.


Site updated
May 31, 2011