Verified ZNE Small Office Retrofit: DPR Construction

Case Study / December 19, 2015 / Getting to Zero / Existing Buildings

Acting as owner, designer and contractor, DPR rehabbed a near-obsolete, 1984
building into a vibrant, zero-net energy multi-tenant office. DPR’s new 24,000
SF tenant improvement includes an open office space along with 11 conference
rooms, a large gathering area and a space dedicated to building information
modeling technology. The building takes advantage of the mild climate, relying
on cross and stack ventilation strategies that significantly reduce the amount
of time the mechanical HVAC system is used. Natural light now fills the space,
unlike before the renovation when acoustic tiles and an eight-foot ceiling height
minimized daylighting opportunities.