New research building on the Pepperwood Preserve, a 3,117 acre nature preserve. The 9,500 sf building will feature a field research laboratory, classrooms and library. Among the green construction components are “plyboo” and “wheatboard” panels, which are finish materials of bamboo veneer; recycled materials for doors and fences; a rain water collection system for storage in cisterns. This project is designed as a LEED Gold project. Awarded 2009 Best Green Project by the North Bay Business Journal.