Mission Rock Central Plant Study + Concepts
San Francisco, CA
PAE developed the design of the central heating and cooling plant which features heat recovery chillers as well as a district-scale Bay-source heat pump system that exchanges thermal energy with the San Francisco Bay in order to provide a high-efficiency, all-electric heating and cooling supply.
During the evaluation stage of central plant options, we utilized detailed system simulation modeling to predict energy performance and fed the results into a comprehensive 25-year Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA). First costs, maintenance costs, and energy costs of each option were evaluated as part of the LCCA, and numerous central plants were developed and analyzed through simulation modeling tools.
We went on to lead the design development of the Block A Residential Tower with MVRDV architects and the Block F Residential Tower with Studio Gang architecture.