Sunday, October 27, 2013

Foundation Chooses Net Zero Energy Headquarters

David Livingston photo
In the first year the David and Lucile Packard Foundation was in its new green headquarters, the structure generated more electricity than it used, becoming the largest building to earn the Net Zero Energy Building Certification.

The 49,000-square-foot building in Los Altos, Calif., features 915 solar panels that generate 300 megawatt hours of electricity per year, though a structure the size of Packard’s headquarters typically uses 700 to 800 megawatt hours annually. The foundation had to find energy savings to make up the difference.

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