February 12, 2010
Yocha Dehe Golf Club at the Cache Creek Casino Resort recently earned LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the environmentally conscious design and features of its clubhouse.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the international standard evaluation for green building design. The 18,000-square-foot clubhouse was awarded the Silver certification for exceeding green building standards, including:
- Installing increased wall insulation and high-performance glass that are 22 percent more energy efficient than the California Building Code requires
- Providing preferred spaces for high efficiency vehicles like hybrids and other fuel-efficient cars
- Using a water system in the clubhouse that is 42 percent more efficient than is required by the Energy Policy Act
- Installing special heat pumps that use water from a nearby pond to cool the building in the summer and warm the building in the winter
- Using only low-emitting materials inside the building: All paints, sealants and adhesives meet very strict limits on emissions
In addition to an impressive range of sustainable features, the facility delivers the ultimate clubhouse experience to guests with breathtaking panoramic views, a full-service restaurant, multiple-level outdoor patio, private dining room, pro shop, and locker room. As Troon Golf’s newest facility in Northern California, the course offers pristine playing conditions and more than 7,300 yards of championship golf. The facility is also used for tournaments, events and is available to the public for private functions.
The clubhouse is just one example of Yocha Dehe’s responsible stewardship of our land. At Cache Creek Casino Resort, a state-of-the-art water treatment system is used to recycle approximately 80 million gallons of wastewater annually. Nearly 20 percent of the casino’s peak energy demand is supplied by onsite generation of alternative energy.