Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Maintenance and Operations Building
19214 Puhkum Rd (County Road 75A)
Brooks, California
50 miles west of Sacramento

The project site is on tribal land, held in trust by the federal government. It is located in the Capay Valley of Yolo County. Other elements of the campus include a community center and office space, school, Tribal Council chambers, and several residences. Surrounding land uses are primarily agricultural in nature, with Cache Creek bordering the campus to the east and State Route 16 bordering the campus to the west.

Project Overview
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Maintenance and Operations Building serves an important function in the operations of the tribal government. The Tribe’s Maintenance and Operations Department, Information Technology (IT) Department, and Environmental Department are housed in the building.

The first (ground) floor consists of offices for the Maintenance and Operations Department, conference room, copy room, kitchen/break room, accessible restrooms, and lobby. Also on this level is a central small courtyard, which is accessible by sliding glass doors, increasing the daylight entering the building, which is landscaped with native plants.
The second floor, which is accessible by an elevator, interior stairway, and exterior stairway, accommodates both the IT Department and the Environmental Department. It benefits from the daylight and natural ventilation provided by many exterior windows and has an outdoor patio overlooking a walnut orchard.

Building Statistics

  • Date of Occupancy: October 2010
  • Square Feet: 3,785 (total, two stories)
  • Owner/Developer: Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
  • User Group: Tribal Government Operations
  • Total Calculated Annual Energy Use: 57.6 kBtu/sf/yr
  • Construction Type: 100% New Construction

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
Sustainability and responsible stewardship of the earth are a critical part of the identity of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. For thousands of years, the Tribe tended the land, protected plant and animal species, and preserved environmental balance. As a continuation of this long history, the Tribe actively invests in systems and technologies that contribute to a healthier planet. Sustainability—in the ways the Tribe uses water, land, energy, air and other resources—stems from their Native traditions.

Environmental Commitment
In recent history, the Tribe’s commitment to environmental sustainability has been manifested in the following ways:

  • New construction and energy-saving retrofits
  • Clean energy generation and energy conservation
  • Water recycling
  • Carpool programs and public transit subsidies
  • Organic farming, efficient irrigation and other sustainable agricultural practices
  • Recycling
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Newly established Environmental Department
  • Green building priorities

LEED Credits

Project Team
Owner: Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
Architect: James Zanetto, Architect & Planner
Mechanical Engineer: Meline Engineering
Plumbing Consultant: Meline Engineering
Electrical Consultant: M. Neils Engineering, Inc.
Landscape Architect: MIG, Inc.
Commissioning Agent: Davis Energy Group
Civil Engineer: Laugenour & Meikle
Structural Engineer: Pemberton Engineering
Interior Design and Color Consultant: ESC Design Group
General Contractor: Monley Cronin, Inc.
LEED Certification Consultant: Simon & Associates, Inc.

For more information, please contact Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Environmental Department at 530.796.3400.