Sunshades, light shelves, and planters increase energy efficiency and reduce solar heat gain for CalPERS.

CalPERS

Sacramento, California

Description

The CalPERS building is a highly innovative, mixed-use complex including office and retail space. Comprised of one 7-story and one 4-story building connected by a sky bridge, the sprawling development inhabits two contiguous blocks in downtown Sacramento.

The complex received a LEED Gold rating for new building construction, in 2005. The curtainwall plays a major role in the project’s overall energy efficiency, utilizing an innovative set of features including sunshades, light shelves, and planters. The translucent facade lets natural light in while the premium low-e glass helps reduce solar heat gain. Canopies and trellises are integrated into the wall, blending interior and exterior spaces.

Facts & Figures
FEATURES

Unitized, Sunshades

MARKET SEGMENT

Government

REGION

Western US

YEAR COMPLETED

2005

ARCHITECT(S)

Pickard Chilton

ARCHITECT OF RECORD

Kendall/Heaton

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Hensel Phelps Construction Company

CLIENT/BUILDING OWNER

CalPERS

CONSULTANT

SUSTAINABILITY RATING

LEED Gold

FLOORS

GLASS TYPE

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Operable windows, glass, plantings, skylights, light shelves, spider fittings

Sunshades, light shelves, and planters increase energy efficiency and reduce solar heat gain for CalPERS.

CalPERS

Sacramento, California

Description

The CalPERS building is a highly innovative, mixed-use complex including office and retail space. Comprised of one 7-story and one 4-story building connected by a sky bridge, the sprawling development inhabits two contiguous blocks in downtown Sacramento.

The complex received a LEED Gold rating for new building construction, in 2005. The curtainwall plays a major role in the project’s overall energy efficiency, utilizing an innovative set of features including sunshades, light shelves, and planters. The translucent facade lets natural light in while the premium low-e glass helps reduce solar heat gain. Canopies and trellises are integrated into the wall, blending interior and exterior spaces.

Facts & Figures
FEATURES

Unitized, Sunshades

MARKET SEGMENT

Government

REGION

Western US

YEAR COMPLETED

2005

ARCHITECT(S)

Pickard Chilton

ARCHITECT OF RECORD

Kendall/Heaton

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Hensel Phelps Construction Company

CLIENT/BUILDING OWNER

CalPERS

CONSULTANT
SUSTAINABILITY RATING

LEED Gold

FLOORS
GLASS TYPE
ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Operable windows, glass, plantings, skylights, light shelves, spider fittings