The recently completed Portola Valley Town Center received a LEED Platinum rating this week from the USGBC. The simple, elegant buildings, designed to compliment the natural landscape, have received 11 awards for design and sustainable design in 2009, including an AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects award. Efficient, climate responsive design coupled with a 76kW PV system are expected to reduce operating GHG emissions by at least 55%. High slag concrete, reclaimed wood and locally sourced materials reduced construction GHG emissions by more than 160 tons. The project was particularly noteworthy for its use of reclaimed wood, much of it from buildings deconstructed on site. 25% of all wood products in the project are from reclaimed sources. 95% of total demolition waste, and 99% of construction waste was diverted from landfill. More information is available at www.siegelstrain.com.