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Gateway of Pacific Amenity Building Achieves LEED Platinum and Fitwel 2 Star Rating

AEI is pleased to share Gateway of Pacific's signature amenity building recently achieved LEED Platinum — the highest certification level recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition, the facility has been designated with a Fitwel 2 Star Rating for its emphasis on both occupant and community-related health and wellness.

An exciting milestone as this 1.4 million square foot, multi-phase project comes full circle in South San Francisco’s booming biotech metropolis, BioMed Realty’s Gateway of Pacific (GOP) campus creates an elevated standard for excellence in sustainable design at a global scale.

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TRAVERSE features a variety of outdoor gathering spaces, pathways surrounded by natural landscaping, and an all-glass façade to maximize natural daylighting and views.

Established with GOP’s first phase development, the free-standing, two-story amenity complex — TRAVERSE — represents a collective commitment to reduce environmental impact through high-performance design but creating human-centric environments that positively impact occupants and community health.

Providing full mechanical, electrical, piping/plumbing design and LEED energy modeling services for this iconic campus asset, AEI’s sustainability-driven solutions include:

  • On-site energy generation from a 120kW solar photovoltaic array that integrates seamlessly into the sloping green roof structure.
  • High-efficiency condensing boilers and centrifugal chillers.
  • Heat recovery ventilators for outside air ventilation.
  • Radiant floor heating/cooling serving facility atrium.
  • Rainwater capture and greywater collection.
  • All-electric VRF heating/cooling system.
  • Low static pressure HVAC distribution.
  • High-performance building envelope.
  • Fan array technology.

Achieving more than a 35 percent reduction in carbon emissions over the ASHRAE 90.1-2010 baseline, these sustainable design measures significantly contribute to the building’s LEED Platinum certification.

Impacting a wide variety of interior building elements, from indoor air quality to temperature, AEI’s design also plays a pivotal role in shaping overall occupant experience and comfort — a primary focus of the Fitwel rating system.

Congratulations to our San Francisco office and the larger project team on this noteworthy achievement!

AEI Director of Business Development, Margot Kenney, and Marketing Manager, Stephanie Johnson, striking a pose in one of TRAVERSE's spa/sauna spaces.