Kern Green Award for Bolthouse Donor Center

Award Outside Cropped

The Kern Green Award is inscribed: Congratulations to Houchin Blood Bank in the Category of Building Material & Design 2013.

The new Bolthouse Donor Center in the Seven Oaks Business Park won the Building Material and Design Award from Kern Green at an awards banquet at AERA Energy on Thursday, August 22, 2013. The award recognizes “a business, organization or non-profit that uses sustainable building materials and design techniques in their facility”. The two electric vehicle charging stations and underground irrigation system at the Bolthouse facility were among the notable features recognized by Kern Green. The building was designed to obtain PG&E rebates under the “Savings by Design Program”, and incorporates LEAN manufacturing principles.

Kern Green Award Dinner

Carola Enriquez, Greg Gallion, and Pam Hornbuckle at the Kern Green Awards Dinner.

The award was sponsored by Granite Construction, and presented by John Van Lenten, Area Manager, along with Sasha Windes, Founder of Kern Green. Greg Gallion, President and CEO, accepted the award. ” What a great honor it was for the entire team of achitects, contractors, landscape architects, and the Houchin staff to be recognized for all that has been achieved at the new donor center.”

Kern Green is a local non-profit committed to protecting the environment through education and awareness.  It partners with local businesses, organizations and non-profits to promote a more sustainable future in Kern County. Kern Green works with residents, schools, and other community entities “to demonstrate the social, economic and environmental benefits of integrating green practices in daily work and professional life. Kern Green intends to focus on the positive sustainability efforts in Kern County and celebrate them with the public”.

Tours, blood drives, or events in the award-winning Bolthouse Donor Center can be scheduled by calling the Community Development Department at 661-616-2500.