Clayco Completes Pacific Marine Credit Union’s New Corporate Headquarters
St. Louis, MO (January 13, 2011)
Clayco Inc. proudly announces another energy-efficient success – the completion of a new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-certified) main office and branch facility for Pacific Marine Credit Union. The 56,700-square-foot building is located in Oceanside and replaces the Credit Union’s former headquarters located on Camp Pendleton.
“The new Pacific Marine Credit Union facility features dual-purpose architecture that embraces both functional requirements and energy efficient applications,” said Paul Todd Merrill, P.E., LEED AP and Director of Sustainable Construction with Clayco. “The recently completed project demonstrates Clayco’s and Pacific Marine Credit Union’s commitment to sustainable construction.”
A signature eco-friendly feature of the financial facility is the inclusion of sun shades to reduce the solar heat impact within the building while allowing the maximum use of natural light. The shades serve a functional purpose while also offering a bold visual effect for the building. Similarly, the open design layout allows for ample views to the exterior and natural light to the interior spaces. The building was designed and constructed to achieve more than 26% increased energy efficiency than the standard in California. Clayco also utilized materials with high-recycled content.
“Pacific Marine Credit Union is dedicated to serving the financial needs of the community and our business and to protecting the ecological needs of our surroundings. Our new home office and branch operation demonstrates our commitment to both of these causes from construction to operation,” said Dave Davis, President of Pacific Marine Credit Union.
Located on the corner of College Blvd. and Old Grove Rd. in the Pacific Coast Business Park, Pacific Marine Credit Union houses nearly 200 employees and currently serves more than 74,000 members. To accommodate the financial needs of its members and the business requirements of its employees, the two-story facility includes a credit union branch and ATM options on the ground floor and general administrative offices for the Credit Union throughout the remainder of the building.
Constructed using tilt-up techniques, the structure includes a two-story entrance atrium surrounded by glass guardrails on the second level and the ability to add a third floor to the building in the future if the Credit Union desires.