180 Museum Place Mixed-Use

San Jose, CA

Project Categories

Commercial + corporate office, Housing + hospitality, and Civic + cultural

Business Type

Mixed-Use: Commercial office, residential, hotel and museum


1,019,727 square-feet




Insight Realty

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

Architectural lighting design



  • Pursuing LEED Silver

Progress Report

  • VRF air conditioning in residential units almost doubles the efficiency of traditional through-wall AC units and provides residents with excellent thermal comfort
  • A Dedicated Outside Air System (DOAS) in office spaces results in improved indoor air quality by eliminating recirculation of “used” air
  • The office HVAC system allows for flexible tenant fit-outs
  • An on-site cogeneration system for domestic hot water allows waste heat to be converted into usable electricity
  • A closed-loop geothermal system provides efficient central heating