The Salinas Valley Mental Health Facility was constructed as an extension of the mental health prison and is overseen by the Department of Correction & Rehabilitation of the State of California. This building is a 36,733 square-foot maximum security location that is designed to house 64 patients for a psychiatric program and for medical treatment. This design lead to the receiving of a Silver level LEED award due to the sustainable designs utilized. Some examples of these designs include vacuum waste plumbing and efficient mechanical systems. This project is notable because of its 22.5% energy savings, translating to saving California taxpayers a significant amount of money in energy costs.
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