West Valley College - Applied Arts & Sciences Renovation
Contract: $4.9M / General Contractor: Gonsalves & Stronck
The Applied Arts & Sciences Building will serve over 12,000 students who are looking to obtain degrees in administration of justice, architecture, engineering, health care, and paralegal services. The 60,000 square foot facility includes the entire renovation of a single story concrete structure, providing new Title 24 light fixtures and lighting control, and a LEED Silver certification.
West Berkeley Library
Contract: $874,000 / General Contractor: West Bay Builders
The new 9,300 square foot, 7.5 million dollar structure at 1125 University Avenue (cross street San Pablo Avenue) was the first net-zero library in California, which has the largest community meeting room in the branch system. It can hold up to 100 people and it can be configured for video conferences and computer coding, as well as for meetings. There are numerous electrical outlets near the tables to accommodate laptops (which are also available for use) and a long counter that faces out onto the small garden holding a newly planted cork oak tree.
NASA Ames Sustainability Base
Contract: $2.1M / General Contractor: Swinerton Builders
NASA Ames Collaborative Support Facility, Bldg. N232 is a new building located at Moffett Field, CA. The building and on-site work has been constructed as sustainable entities. The project is designed with a goal to achieve LEED-NC v2.2 Platinum Certification. The new facility consists of a 2-story structural steel framed building of approximately 50,000 square feet.
The building is comprised of two separate wings, two stories each with mechanical penthouses on the roofs. In addition to the open office space, the building includes a glass wall atrium, accessible restrooms, a lunchroom, elevator, and mechanical/electrical support areas. Construction also includes complete electrical and data communications to support the building operations, photovoltaic power and solar hot-water systems, fire detection and suppression systems, an advanced lighting system, and security systems. The site includes preparation and site utilities, installation of approximately 60 geothermal wells, new roadways and parking. This project also consisted of a new substation requiring Smith & Sons Electric to do a shutdown at the NASA Ames facility.
Roosevelt Community Center
Contract: $2.1M / General Contractor: West Coast Construction
Winner of the Green Project of the Year Award, Roosevelt Community Center is an attractive new downtown community center. The 22.5 million dollar center is a 2-story 30,063 square foot building and secured Gold Level LEED certification. Smith & Sons Electric installed the Lutron EcoSystem lighting control system comprised of digital dimming ballasts, controls and environmental sensors, working together to save electricity, increase space flexibility, increase occupant comfort and productivity, and reduce maintenance costs.
Mills College - Natural Sciences Building
Contract: $1.2M / General Contractor: James R. Griffin Construction
Mills College Natural Sciences Building has received the Platinum LEED certificate, becoming the first building in Oakland to earn the highest certified rating in environmental design and construction, and the fourth building in the Bay Area to be Platinum Certified. The 26,000 square foot 17 million dollar state of the art facility is 90 percent more energy efficient than a typical lab in the Bay Area and 45 percent more efficient than required by state law. Smith & Sons Electric installed automatic day light sensors, dimming ballasts, lighting control, the photovoltaic system providing over 30 percent of the building's electrical needs, water reclamation recycling system, and emergency generator.
Milpitas Library and Community Center
Contract: $3.7M / General Contractor: SJ Amoroso Construction
The 39 million dollar library is a 2-story, 60,000 square foot new building encompassing the historic grammar school at 160 N. Main Street in its design. The school was built in 1916 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Smith & Sons Electric installed the Lutron EcoSystem lighting control system comprised of digital dimming ballasts, controls and environmental sensors, working together to save electricity, increase space flexibility, increase occupant comfort and productivity, and reduce maintenance costs.
San Jose Police Substation
Contract: $6.2M / General Contractor: SJ Amoroso Construction
San Jose Police Southside Substation is a 3-story, 107,000 square foot structure built over one level of underground parking. The 60 million dollar substation includes a vehicle maintenance building with washing and fueling facilities. This project is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. Smith & Sons Electric installed the Lutron EcoSystem lighting control system comprised of digital dimming ballasts, local controls, wattstopper intelligent lighting control panels and environmental sensors, working together to save electricity, increase space flexibility, increase occupant comfort and productivity, and reduce maintenance costs.
De Anza College Mediated Learning Center
Contract: $4.1M / General Contractor: Sundt Construction
The Mediated Learning Center was designed to provide flexible general purpose classrooms and labs for increased instructional space and academic capacity for anthropology, sociology, and world languages. The Mediated Learning Center comprises 66,900 square feet and houses offices for distance learning, staff and organizational development, and the technology resources group, including the broadcast media film and TV studio. The goal is to make this an energy efficient facility obtaining a platinum rating based on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.