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Stanford University Central Energy Facility – Palo Alto, California

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Building: Stanford University Central Energy Facility
Location: Palo Alto, California, USA
Design Architects: ZGF Architects
Construction Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
MEP Engineers:  AEI Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: BKF Engineers
Structural Engineer: Rutherford + Chekene
Landscape Architect: Tom Leader Studio
Size: 125600sq.ft.
Completed: 2015
Cost: $485 million

AE Interests: Stanford Energy System Innovation (SESI) initiative will eliminate 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions; reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 68%; fossil fuel use by 65%, and campus-wide water use by 15% [1];  key components include: heat recovery chiller system, thermal energy water storage tanks, high voltage substation for electricity which are all completely powered by electricity from renewable resources; LED lighting, open air floor plan for cross breezes; chilled beam systems; ceiling panels absorb heat with energy absorbing filler [2].

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Written by Chloe Jones

December 8, 2017 at 10:20 am

Posted in Built

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