The Google Bay View campus will offer 1.1M sq. ft. of office space and 240 modular short-term employee accommodation units on 42 acres. The campus is designed with California’s drought issues in mind. It will house North America’s largest geothermal heat-pump network, allowing the campus to access ground head for its HVAC systems, as well as to distribute excess heat into the ground during hotter months. The campus will also include 57,000 silver solar panels, supplying 4 megawatts of electricity (enough to accommodate 40% of the building’s power needs). BKF is providing civil engineering design services for the project, including preparation of construction documents and construction support.
- 1M sq. ft. or office space and 240 modular short-term employee accommodation units on 42 acres
- Campus HVAC system to use 100% filtered fresh air
- Designed to enough daylight into offices to eliminate need for electric lighting for majority of daytime hours
- Aiming for LEED Platinum certification
- 2021 Silicon Valley Business Journal Structures Awards – Green Project Award
- Image courtesy of Google