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Packard Foundation Headquarters

Building Details

Building NamePackard Foundation Headquarters Construction / refurbishment date Building Size3716.1 sqm
Building Typecommercial Address 343 Second Street Los Altos California 94022 United States Region americas

Performance Details

Net Zero Operational Carbon

Buildings or developments that display best practice outcomes in energy efficiency, are powered by renewable energy, and as such have been verified and certified as "net zero energy and/or carbon" projects.

Qualification criteria: ILFI Zero Energy Certificate level: LEED Platinum Net EUI: 18 kWh/m2/yr Net RPI: 20.6 kWh/m2/yr Net Offset Ren Energy Src: Receives electricity from Silicon Valley Clean Energy the electricity is 50% renewable and 50% from non-polluting hydroelectric. Net Offset Details: Net Verification Year: 2018

Additional Details

This was the largest project to receive Zero Net Energy certification by the Living Future Institute at the time of certification. The building is also LEED Platinum certified. Due in part to its prominence in funding conservation, science, and environmental causes, the foundation has chosen to lead by example by employing replicable building methods, materials and technologies that can transform the marketplace. The building operates in natural ventilation model for half the year, where the mechanical systems shut down and occupants are instructed to open their windows for fresh air. Thermal energy storage, chilled beams, dedicated outside air systems, fully dimmable lighting fixtures, and circuit-by-circuit power monitoring are some of the facilities novel features. The project uses 50 percent less water than baseline, and captures and filters rainwater for reuse in landscaping and toilet flushing. The facility features a green roof above its main conference room.

Submitter's Details

OrganisationIntegral Group Member of GBCUSGBC, CaGBC, GBCA

This was the largest project to receive Zero Net Energy certification by the Living Future Institute at the time of certification.