A top 10 Fortune 100 Client was looking to renovate and expand its existing, sustainable corporate campus located in California. The original campus is made of 2M square feet of office space, free laundry rooms, swimming pools. sand volleyball courts and 18 cafeterias was recently expanded to include an addiitonal 1.1M square feet in the form of six 2-story buildings and one 2-story building with 180,000 square feet of site work. Connected by bridges, the buildings included open office space, three full-service cafes, dining rooms, a fitness center, executive business center, media center, several video conference rooms and two MDF’s with n+1 redundancy. The site work included amenity spaces such as: aquatic center, basketball court, amphitheater, and the quad area with capability for food trucks and outdoor entertainment. Building 3 received LEED Platinum certification and Buildings 4-7 received USGBC’s first ever LEED Group certification at the level of Gold. Five of the buildings exceeded Title 24 by more than 35% and two by 25%. LED and fluorescent light fixtures were suggested as a value-added service that reduced wattage and saved costs by 15% over the original design, while still meeting Client standards. Additional green features included an EV charging station and an energy monitoring system that separately monitors power, lighting and HVAC loads.
Solar canopies also extend throughout the campus serving as carports while additional solar capacity can be found on building rooftops. The largest built atop a 111-foot corporate campus structure yielding 595,000 square feet of office space and a 2,530 space garage onsite. The canopy roof covers 400,000 square feet of land with eaves rising 48 feet above the street level. In total there are more than 68,000 photovoltaic roof panels overlaid in a shingle pattern referred to as dragonscale, collecting roughly 4MW of energy.