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Packard Foundation Headquarters – Los Altos, California

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Building: Packard Foundation Headquarters
Location: Los Altos, California
Address: 343 Second Street, Los Altos, California, 94022
Architect: EHDD Architecture
Client: David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Landscape Designer: Joni L. Janecki & Associates, Inc. (JLJA)
Mechanical Engineer: Integral Group
Contractor: DPR Construction
Size: 50,956 sf
Completion: July 2012
Cost: $32.2 Million

AE Interest: Largest Net Zero Energy building in the world certified by the International Living Future Institute [a]; LEED Platinum Certified; 915 rooftop solar panels; chilled beams; digital alerts indicate when employees can open windows and doors for natural ventilation; rainwater stored for irrigation and toilets; green roof; 95% of construction materials recycled from other buildings; Rain gardens and permeable paving reduce runoff; R-24 walls and roof; Courtyard design maximizes natural lighting [b]
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Written by Oscar Fernandez

November 30, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Posted in Built

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