Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Office Building
Integral Group provided a suite of engineering and consulting services for this new three-story medical office building. The project is LEED Platinum certified and was also deemed Zero Net Energy Measured + Verified after completing a 12-month operation monitoring period. As anticipated through Integral’s modeling efforts, the photovoltaic (PV) energy produced and captured on-site exceeds the amount of energy used during full occupancy. The building’s all-electric operation signifies that it is Net Zero Carbon as well.
Thermodynamically zoned heat pumps saved one million dollars in HVAC construction costs. Other sustainability measures include electro-chromic glazed glass, photovoltaic panels, building orientation optimization, and water conservation including landscaping with drought-tolerant native plants watered by weather-based drip irrigation.
Collaboration and pre-fabrication were key in this design-assist delivery. Integral Group coordinated with the contractor team during the design phase to provide fully-coordinated construction documents, eliminating shop drawings and value-engineering, and expediting construction.
The building includes facilities for primary care including family medicine, health education, obstetrics, gynecology, dermatology and podiatry, and supporting imaging, laboratory and pharmacy units.
Key features include:
- All-electric design saved $1 Million in first costs
- All-electric, no combustibles on site; Zero Net Carbon
- Design-Assist Project Delivery
- 617 kW PV array with 992,000 kWh/yr for first year production
- Full measurement and verification services to guide project towards Zero Net Energy
- Heat pump central Domestic Hot Water System, one of the first of its kind
- Thermal-diffuser system
- Electro-chromic glazing and thermally broken metal insulated panel envelope
- All-LED lighting
- Building water use over LEED baselines
- Electric Vehicle charging stations