Salesforce (formerly Transbay) Transit Center

The goal of this project was to centralize the transit system. The new transit center serves 20 million people annually. The Transbay Redevelopment Plan transformed vacant state-owned abandoned freeway property in downtown San Francisco into a thriving transit-oriented neighborhood. Thirty percent of the complete neighborhood will consist of affordable housing. 2,600 new homes, 3 million sq. ft. of office space, and 100,000 sq. ft. of retail space will be build across 40 acres of land. The new Salesforce Terminal replaced the old Transbay Terminal.   Photo Credit: Jason O'Rear

Grand Avenue Bus Depot

The Grand Avenue Bus Depot is the first "green" bus facility of its kind.  The depot includes advanced sustainable features including a 200 kW fuel cell and PV panels.   The building is projected to save over 20% in regulated energy cost vs. the ASHRAE 90.1-1999 baseline, per NYS Executive Order 111.  The project was performed when Vidaris professionals were the Energy/Green/Commissioning group of another company.

Hiawatha Maintenance Facility

Vidaris assisted the design team of RSP Architects in this major renovation of a site dedicated to the maintenance of city trucks and specialized vehicles.  Small department buildings are consolidated into a unified facility and the site received an environmental upgrade.  Notable features include a highly efficient HVAC system with geothermal heat pumps, water conservation, and focus on recycling.  Vidaris professionals provided energy efficiency and LEED consulting services.

Rensselaer Train Station *

Vidaris professionals performed energy, IAQ, and comfort analyses of the 120,000 square feet Rensselaer Train Station serving Albany, NY.  The very tight site precluded many HVAC options that would have required larger mechanical rooms, while the historic characteristics of the area required pitched roofs, which in turn eliminated roof-mounted equipment.  Given the restrictions, the design team focused on a highly efficient building envelope and lighting system (spectrally-selective glazing, high efficiency lamps and ballasts, lighting controls), as well as very good air delivery systems.  The DOE-2 analyses, as well as computational fluid dynamics analyses (CFD), helped guide the design toward a 25 percent energy savings over code.  The work was performed by the Energy/Green/Commissioning group of another company.  This group later became a part of Vidaris.

Whitehall Ferry Terminal *

Vidaris professionals supported Anderson Schwartz Architects with energy efficiency analyses.  The work was co-funded by NYSERDA.  The analyses contributed to solutions that resulted in 40% reduction in regulated energy costs vs. a code-complying design, while reducing CO2 emissions by about 1,275 tons/year.  Additional savings were achieved in maintenance costs.  The project was performed when Vidaris professionals were the Energy/Green/Commissioning group of another company.

McCarran International Airport

International gates will accommodate a range of aircraft including wide body aircraft. The airport will accommodate 1,600 passengers per hour. The design features multiple security screening checkpoints and baggage claim devices that serve both international and domestic operations. The Terminal facilities will provide services for 44 gates. The terminal also includes ticketing, security screening checkpoints, outbound baggage operations with in-line EDS screening, inbound baggage and baggage claim facilities, concessions and airline support. The terminal is supported by a new roadway system and 6,000 car parking structure.
Vidaris was involved with the entrances, glass & glazing, windows, skylights, roofing systems, panels, waterproofing, expansion joints, sealants, and the interfaces between all building components for exterior glazing and roofing.

Logan International Airport - Delta Terminal A

World Trade Center - Transportation Hub

Vidaris professionals have been performing energy efficiency and green consulting in support of the design of the permanent PATH Terminal at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan.  The new terminal will be a hub for trains to New Jersey and subways in Manhattan, and will also provide pedestrians connections to buildings and to a ferry.  The terminal is designed by Santiago Calatrava, with Downtown Design Partnership (DDP) as AOR and MEP engineer (with JB&B collaboration in earlier MEP phases), and with the Port Authority also contributing to the design documents.