The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is a publicly-owned utility founded in 1946. In 2008, SMUD planned for a new state-of-the-art corporation yard that would include office space, service vehicle fleet and equipment storage, and vehicle maintenance facilities for its Sacramento operations. The project is being designed as a zero-net energy facility and seeks to achieve Platinum LEED certification.
In addition to comprehensive geotechnical and design consultation, Kleinfelder recommended best stormwater practices during major storm events. We also worked with the contractors, owner's representatives, and Sacramento County officials to make emergency repairs and avoiding possible notices of violation, which resulted further in reduced risk for SMUD.