ALCHEMY APARTMENTS BY ALTA
CATEGORY: Multifamily Housing
PROJECT: MEP, Fire Protection, Energy Modeling Services
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 12,000 SFT
LOCATION: 200 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94103
We provided MEP engineering for this redevelopment of the former UC Berkeley extension campus on Laguna Street in San Francisco.
The project scope included 305 rental units comprised of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units situated in five buildings. Fifty of these rental units were set aside for affordable housing. Three of the buildings are Type III over Type I construction buildings and two Type V over Type I construction.
We provided early stage energy modeling to optimize performance of the building envelope. We provided (, as well as) comfort analysis demonstrating the performance of the mechanical system(s).
Sustainable features of the project (building now) include high efficiency condensing boilers, baseboard radiators, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and a solar hot water system.