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Igniting Sustainable Wellness: Pioneering NextGen Healthcare in California 

An exterior view at night of the La Habra Medical Office Building
Photo courtesy of David Wakely
Glumac, part of the Tetra Tech High Performance Buildings Group, provided commissioning services at Kaiser Permanente’s La Habra medical office building, elevating patient wellness and redefining healthcare environments.


For their new two-story, 25,600-square-foot La Habra Medical Office Building (MOB), Kaiser Permanente sought to create an innovative, sustainable facility that would promote a culture of care, wellness, and interaction while also ensuring energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact. The La Habra MOB is part of Phase I of Kaiser Permanente’s Reimagining Ambulatory Design (RAD), which is a NextGen MOB project and a concept that seeks to innovate approaches to healthcare delivery in the built environment.


Tetra Tech implemented advanced energy metering systems, enabling real-time performance monitoring of all panel circuits. We integrated solar generation systems into the building design, harnessing the power of renewable energy. To enhance energy efficiency, motion sensors were strategically installed on all exterior lighting fixtures. These intelligent sensors allow lights to automatically adjust brightness based on occupancy. In addition, Tetra Tech applied a state-of-the-art cool roof coating to combat heat buildup and minimize cooling energy requirements. This innovative solution reflects sunlight, reducing the building’s cooling load and promoting overall energy efficiency.


The ultra-low energy facility features 25 exam rooms and 16 physician offices. Primary and specialty care services include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, mental health, laboratory, pharmacy, imaging, and a nurse clinic. With its LEED Platinum certification, the La Habra MOB stands as a testament to environmental stewardship. Tetra Tech’s solutions significantly reduce energy consumption and the building’s carbon footprint, contributing to a greener, more sustainable future.

This project is the first LEED Platinum certified MOB in Southern California.

At a glance


25,600 square feet


Kaiser Permanente


HMC Architects 



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