Energy Consulting

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.

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.

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.

1701 Page Mill Road

A gateway to the Stanford Research Park, 1701 Page Mill Road is Stanford Real Estate's latest research and development campus that has been selected by biotech firm and medical device maker Theranos for its new headquarters. The new building is two stories with below grade parking and is situated around a collaborative courtyard. 

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. 

Stanford Faculty Housing

A new community of homes for Stanford faculty, being developed to attract and retain faculty in the midst of a challenging housing market, will result in 180 housing units for purchase at below-market prices through the use of restricted ground leases. The 17-acre development will include 68 single-family homes and two four-story multifamily condominium buildings surrounding a central park and community center. The first set of homes is expected to be available in 2017.

The Savoy (Oaks Hotel)

This 7-story historic building was extensively remodeled and converted from 84 single-room occupancy units (SROs) to 47 efficiency apartments. Built in 1916, the building required major efficiency improvements. Beyond Efficiency's original role was to provide investment-grade energy auditor services for the San Franciscos Bay Area Affordable Multifamily Retrofit Initiative. We later provided a GreenPoint Rated feasibility analysis and TCAC support.


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