Sacramento Municipal Utility District East Campus - Operations Center

Sacramento, California

Housing over 750 employees, operations center provides aesthetic functionality while maintaining a small environmental footprint.


Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Project Size

351,700 sf

Building Performance

LEED-NC Platinum
Net Zero Energy

Professional Services

Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Lighting Design

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), having outgrown their existing Operations Center, retained the Design-Build team of Turner Construction/Stantec/RNL and our team of engineering and construction partners to design and build the new East Campus – Operations Center (EC–OC) located on a 51.3 acre site in southeastern Sacramento.

The Turner/Stantec/RNL team was awarded the project thru a rigorous three-stage design-build competition. The project, which is a LEED Platinum, Zero Energy facility, is home to 750 employees and provides administration, operations, maintenance and storage space for these employees and over 550 utility vehicles. The EC–OC includes a five/six-story Office Building with space for the line crews and their supervisors, as well as management and engineering offices, and the operations control center. Support buildings include the Vehicle Maintenance Building, Tool/Shops Building, Warehouse, Electrical Shop and the Fuel/Wash facility.

Design features that allowed the campus to achieve net zero energy include: Central Utility Plant with four-pipe distribution system; One Megawatt Photo Voltaic array which also serves as a shade structure for employee parking; horizontal geo-exchange field; and radiant concrete slab ceilings for heating and cooling.