Allen Construction HQ
We moved into our new corporate headquarters at 201 North Milpas Street in Santa Barbara at the end of October 2010. Constructed in 1926, this building provided us with more space, our own parking lot, and the opportunity to remodel and add green features. Green features of the Allen Construction headquarters office include energy efficiency measures, such as Icynene insulation, Solatube daylighting units, high-efficiency LEDs, a 5 kW solar system, and a Title 24–compliant reflective roof; water-saving elements, such as dual-flush toilets and drought-tolerant landscaping; and sustainable materials, including reclaimed oak flooring, exterior concrete tiles with recycled content, renewable wood cabinets with low-VOC finishes, a conference table made from an urban-salvaged local black acacia tree, and various materials reused from our previous office.
Photographer: Jim Bartsch