Energy modeling + optimization

Monterey Market

A North Berkeley institution founded in 1961, Monterey Market is a two-generation, family-run market that supports local farmers and the community, providing fresh in-season organic produce along with other staples. Built in the 1940s, the Monterey Market building had undergone minimal improvements over the decades.

Marina Plaza

Marina Plaza will be a new mixed-use development with a public plaza, boutique hotel, multi-family housing, restaurant and retail spaces on 5.16 acres of land. The site currently houses a typical suburban strip mall with an anchor grocery store surrounded by retail spaces and extensive surface parking. The site’s owner of thirty years wants to update and optimize the site by replacing it with an inclusive mixed-use, community-centered development.

Telluride Residence

At an elevation of 8750' and winter design temperature of -16 degrees F, the historic mountain mining town of Telluride, Colorado can be cold! Beyond Efficiency was brought on board for its cold-climate expertise and provided buiding envelope advising and detailing, mechanical engineering, and guidance in surpassing Telluride's energy efficiency requirements for the new single-family home. The project was completed in the fall of 2016.

222 Taylor Family Housing

Eddy + Taylor Apartments is a half-acre-urban infill project that transforms an existing surface parking lot into a new 8-story, high density building with 113 affordable units for families in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. As a transit-oriented development with easy access to public transportation and community amenities, the project offers secured bicycle parking and no car parking.

Beckstoffer Vineyard Office

Having outgrown their converted Victorian house, Beckstoffer Vineyard was in need of a proper office building for their staff and vineyard field managers. Their new office building will provide the Old West aesthetic they love while being super-efficient. With a Cool Roof, deeply shaded windows and continuous exterior insulation, the building will require very little energy to heat or cool. Beyond Efficiency provided envelope systems advising, energy modeling, and HVAC design services for the project.

OceanView Orchard

This development replaces a single-family house that had suffered from extreme deferred maintenance with four new three-bedroom 1600 sq.ft. single-family homes. Connecting the new community will be a new orchard of 18 fruit trees of various species, which will be maintained by the HOA. Panelized wall, floor and roof framing systems are being constructed offsite to minimize material waste and speed up construction. 

Stanford in Redwood City

In 2013, Redwood City approved Stanford University’s ambitious proposal to develop a 35-acre satellite campus seven miles from Palo Alto. Over the next 30 years, 13 buildings totaling 1.5 million square feet will be developed for administrative offices, research and development, and medical clinic space. The Master Plan includes a day care center, fitness center, restaurants, courtyards, green space and a central unifying plaza. Among other public benefits, Stanford will provide entrepreneurial boot camps and management training programs for Redwood City staff and residents.

Mountain View Cohousing

When construction was just about to begin for the South Bay's first cohousing project, Beyond Effiency was engaged to complete a detailed plan review to comment on energy-related aspects of the plans. We provided a detailed matrix of comments and recommendations, including suggestions for improving a significant thermal bridge at the edge of an elevated post-tensioned podium slab. We also advised on window glazing specifications, exterior shading, and insulation assemblies and performance requirements.

Fernan Lake Residence

Perched on a hill with southern lake views and ideally situated for passive solar design, this home is expected to be the first Passive House in Northern Idaho. Construction assemblies include concrete slab on grade over 12" of EPS foam, 12" SIPS panels with 2x4 interior service cavity, 24" roof trusses with "flash 'n batt" (high-density spray foam with blown-in fiberglass), and super-high-performing triple-pane European windows. 

Pacific Collegiate School

Pacific Collegiate School (PCS) is a college preparatory public charter school whose mission is to provide a rigorous academic curriculum with a focus in the arts and languages. As a public school, PCS is free and open to all. The school was recently named 25th best high school school in the nation by U.S. & News Report, and top charter school in California. 

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