Salesforce (formerly Transbay) Transit Center
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
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.