180 Museum Place Mixed-Use

San Jose, CA

Business Type

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

Size

1,020,000 square-feet

The mixed-use building combines six different spaces into one cohesive energy efficient system, so residents gain a healthy and comfortable space to live and work.

Architect

Steinberg

Owner

Insight Realty

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling (BAM)

Architectural lighting design

Pursuing LEED Silver

Sustainability

Certifications

  • Pursuing LEED Silver

Special features

  • 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