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Ausonio recently completed a renovation of the Phoebe Hearst Cafe at historic Asilomar, providing a fresh new look with a classic feel.

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Monterey College of Law LEED Platinum Award Vimeo (April, 2012)
The Community Justice Center at the Monterey College of Law is a LEED Platinum building created from an abandoned airwing armory on the decommissioned Fort Ord Army base in Seaside, California. Mitch Winnick, Dean of the college, gives an overview of the process and his perspective on seeking a LEED Platinum certification for this project.

Granite Construction, Ausonio win 2011 Constructor Awards Santa Cruz Sentinel (April, 2011)
Area builders won two of the seven Constructor Awards presented at this year’s “Oscar” ceremony for California builders… Ausonio Inc., based in Castroville, was recognized for “innovation in construction techniques or materials” for a makeover of a circa 1970 military building on the former Fort Ord army base into the Monterey College of Law Community Justice Center, earning platinum honors for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design…

Piedimonte knows the fine points of building ‘green’ Salinas Californian (April, 2011)
Although he stumbled into it, Joe Piedimonte has become one of the Central Coast’s most knowledgeable individuals on green building practices. Sitting in his office, the corporate controller of Ausonio Inc., a Castroville-based construction firm, explained how his “green” awakening came about…

Rio Sands Motel getting a Mediterranean makeover: $1.5 million project due for completion at end of May Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury (Feb., 2011)
Joar Opheim, founder and chief executive officer of Nordic Naturals, showed off his new 118,000-square-foot headquarters, where he employs 125 people, on Monday morning and said he hopes to expand further… Ausonio, a Castroville builder with an office in Santa Cruz, was the contractor, winning an award for its use of tilt-up concrete to achieve the look of a wood exterior…

Nordic Naturals shows off $8.2 million HQ in Watsonville Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury ,Register Pajaronian (Feb., 2011)
Joar Opheim, founder and chief executive officer of Nordic Naturals, showed off his new 118,000-square-foot headquarters, where he employs 125 people, on Monday morning and said he hopes to expand further… Ausonio, a Castroville builder with an office in Santa Cruz, was the contractor, winning an award for its use of tilt-up concrete to achieve the look of a wood exterior…

Design and Building Firm Alive By Going Green KION TV (Feb., 2011)
You know construction is down across the Central Coast but one group is actually bucking the trend. Ausonio, Incorporated is an eco-friendly firm and said business is actually pretty good right now. It’s building a new headquarters for Nordic Naturals in Watsonville…

Nordic Naturals announces opening of Watsonville corporate headquarters Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury, World Interior Design Network, PR Web (Feb., 2011)
Keeping its commitment to healthy people and a healthy planet, Nordic Naturals announces the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Watsonville registered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project. The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. The LEED program promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality….

Monterey College of Law Unveils LEED Platinum Medallion SF Chronicle, PR Web (Jan., 2011)
–Dan Giger, Executive Director of USGBC – Northern California Chapter will officiate at the unveiling ceremony of Monterey College of Law’s Platinum LEED Medallion for its Community Justice Center on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. The LEED Platinum Medallion represents certification of the highest standard of “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” as defined by the United States Green Building Council. It has become the first law school in the nation to achieve this high distinction…

Portola Hotel & Spa Earns LEED SIlver Certification from USGBC Green Lodging News, Monterey County Herald (Jan., 2011)
Setting the bar for environmentally-conscious hotels in Central California, Portola Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of Monterey, was recently granted its Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Portola Hotel & Spa becomes one of only three hotels in all of California and one of only six hotels in the United States to earn this level of accreditation in the Existing Building (EB) category…

Ausonio certified to deal with lead in paint Monterey County Herald (Dec., 2010)
Builder Ausonio Inc. has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to deal with lead-based paint…

Area builder wins innovative construction award for Nordic Naturals’ new Watsonville headquarters Santa Cruz Sentinel (Oct., 2010)
Nordic Naturals’ new 89,384-square-foot headquarters and national distribution center in Watsonville has won a national award for innovative construction. The builder, Ausonio Incorporated of Castroville, used concrete tilt-up construction to achieve the look of a Norwegian fishing village for Nordic Naturals, which makes fish oil supplements. The award was one of nine office projects in six states recognized by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association. It was the only one in California to be honored. “We were in pretty amazing company,” said Ausonio project manager Jim Staniec of Santa Cruz, who accepted the award at an Oct. 1 ceremony in Irvine…

Monterey College of Law Ribbon Cutting for New Green Building Earth Times (Apr., 2010)
Monterey College of Law will host a public ribbon-cutting for its new Community Justice Center on Tuesday, April 20th at 2:00 p.m. at 100 Col. Durham Street, Seaside. The new “green building”, located adjacent to the law school’s education center is registered as a LEED Platinum project… The law school selected Ausonio Construction (sic) to serve as the general contractor. The company had previously served on the construction team for Chartwell School, the only other LEED Platinum project in Monterey County…

Jeannie Rueter, LEED Associate Santa Cruz Sentinel (Dec., 2009) Salinas Californian (Jan., 2010)
Jeannie Rueter has become a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate after passing the credential exam administered by the Green Building Certification Institute. She is a green building analyst with Ausonio, working on projects for the Santa Cruz office including Nordic Naturals’ expansion in Watsonville…

Castroville’s Ausonio Celebrates 50 Years in Design, Construction Salinas Californian (Oct., 2009)
Ausonio Inc. celebrated its 50th anniversary Thursday at its offices in the Castroville Industrial Park, one of many landmark projects designed and built by the firm. For a lot of Monterey County residents, Ausonio buildings are part of the fabric of everyday life. They include the Chartwell School in Seaside; the Barnyard Shopping Center in Carmel; shopping centers in Castroville, Prunedale, Marina and Gonzales; the Andy Ausonio Library in Castroville; an expansion at Palma High School; and a remodel of the Monterey Peninsula Airport…

Joe Piedimonte Talks at Sustainable Salinas Salinas Californian (Oct., 2009)
–Joe Piedimonte, a green building consultant for Ausonio, described the process of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for buildings. The pool, he said, has enough credits for LEED gold certification…

Ausonio Celebrates 50 Years in Business Salinas Californian (Oct., 2009)
Ausonio Inc. in Castroville is celebrating 50 years in the construction business. Castroville native Andrew “Andy” E. Ausonio completed his first construction project—a duplex in Castrovile—while still a teenager in high school…

Ausonio’s Chartwell School Project Featured GreenSource Magazine (Aug., 2009)
LEED Platinum Chartwell School featured as a Green building/sustainable-design case study. Ausonio served as general contractor on this project.
Ausonio Added to Building Network Salinas Californian (Aug. 15, 2009)
American Buildings Company, a leading domestic and international manufacturer and marketer of metal building systems for industrial, commercial, and institutional construction markets, has announced the addition of Ausonio Inc. of Castroville to its national network of Builders…

AIA Committee on the Environment Recognizes Chartwell School AIA (Apr. 15, 2009)
The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE) has recognized Chartwell School, built by Ausonio, as one of the top ten Green projects of 2009. Chartwell was designed and built as a high-perfomance learning environment for children with learning differences, including dyslexia.

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