sustainable solutions for building design, construction, and operations
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - San Diego, CA
Client - Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Project - With a history of pioneering the modern science museum, the distinction of being the best-attended museum in San Diego, and a mission to “inspire lifelong learning by furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology,” pursuing LEED certification was an obvious choice for the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. The project team relied on Collaborative to manage the LEED-Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (O+M) process and achieve Silver Certification. Goals involved ongoing work that included IMAX Theater renovations, HVAC overhaul, systems replacement, and lighting retrofits.
As a result of this project, the 93,505 square foot public museum has seen indoor water usage drop by 450,000 gallons a year, and the building has achieved a level of energy efficiency that is 38 percent better than the national average for similar buildings. The museum’s rooftop features a San Diego Gas & Electric-owned 10,000 square foot 100-kW solar panel system, which offsets the facility’s energy needs by approximately 15 percent – and provides locally generated renewable energy to Balboa Park.
The LEED O+M process was especially challenging because the Fleet is a non-profit organization with very limited resources, and very few available staff hours to support the effort. Collaborative provided the support and expertise necessary to bring closure to a process that had been taxing their team's resources, and they were able to remain within the Center’s budget while doing so.
Bussan Building - Tokyo, Japan
Client - Bussan Fudousan
Project - this 37,000sf commercial office in Tokyo successfully earned LEED E+B Platinum certification. Collaborative worked with the team to audit and implement sustainable purchasing policies, monitor energy reductions to earn an ENERGY STAR score of 91, and track the reduction of potable water for landscaping irrigation by 91.29%.
Energy Resource Center - Downey, CA
Client - the Southern California Gas Company and Sempra Energy
Project - the 44,000sf Energy Resource Center is two-story commercial office building located in Downey, CA. The building was renovated from an office building constructed in 1957 to a technology demonstration and education facility in 1995. The ERC was designed to optimize energy-efficiency while maintaining high-quality, high-performance spaces. As a technology demonstration and education facility owned by the Southern California Gas Company, the facility hosts scores of seminars on the latest energy-efficient technologies, and serves as a one-stop "idea shop" for customers to find the most efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally sensitive solutions to their energy needs. Collaborative guided the certification efforts to help this building become LEED EB:OM (O+M) Certified.
Port of San Diego General Services & Adiminstration Buildings - San Diego, CA
Client - Port of San Diego
Project - LEED O+M certification is pending for this 165,000s.f. general services and administration buildings for the Port of San Diego, an important west coast trade hub. Collaborative helped craft sustainable purchasing policies, monitor waste reduction, and monitor ongoing LEED performance requirements.
Foothill Transit Administration Building - West Covina, CA
Client - Foothill Transit
Project - the Foothill Transit Administrative Building is a 44,000sf, six-story commercial office building. Collaborative provided capital planning, feasibility planning, and helped the team craft and track operations for landscape & hardscape cleaning, purchasing, recycling, and custodial services for the O+M process.