Griffin Structures served as program and construction manager for the Hon. Jerry Lewis County of San Bernardino High Desert Government Center. This 66,800-square-foot, two-story County office building is located within Hesperia’s Civic Plaza and houses the First District Board of Supervisor’s Office and multiple County departments including Agriculture, Assessor, Recorder, Land Use, Fire, Human Resources, Environmental Services, Public Works, Registrar of Voters and Veterans Affairs. Built as an essential services facility, the structure of the building was seismically upgraded to withstand a catastrophic event.
Additionally, this facility achieved a LEED Gold® certification for its design, construction, and building systems. One of the many sustainable features includes a grid-tied solar electric system integrated on both parking structure and roof-mounted arrays. The $2.8 million, 286-kilowatt solar energy system is expected to reduce the Center’s electricity consumption by 70 percent. It was funded with grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the California Solar Initiative.