Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus

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2021
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Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus
Description
A private campus that goes beyond their own employees of who would benefit.
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The team\nemployed a holistic, ambitious approach: driving out and using waste; investing\nin resilient strategies (blackwater system, thermal storage); designing with\nreduced carbon through reuse and mass timber; and putting wellness, equity, and\ncommunity front and center."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The renovation and expansion will house 2,000+ employees in\n643,000 sf, a 20% increase in area supporting a 40% increase in employees, all\nwhile improving work spaces, supporting the broader community, and revitalizing\nsite health. Potable water is reduced by 57%, while landscape increases\nthreefold. A high-performing envelope improves comfort and reduces energy\ndemand by 55%. All systems, besides main cooking functions, are electric,\nincluding four thermal energy storage tanks that reduce the central plant size\nwhile lowering grid demand during non-peak cooling days."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"At two stories, with an expansive occupiable living roof, MSV is\norganized around a series of courtyards accessed from every work neighborhood,\nencouraging movement to the green roof and decks, amenities, and views. From\noperable windows and ceiling fans to movable walls and furniture, every aspect\nof design puts user comfort first. The project invites interaction and\nmodification to its spaces, recognizing the importance of diversity and choice.\nMSV is targeting LEED Platinum, LBC Petal, WELL v2 Pilot, and ILFI Net Zero\nCarbon certifications."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Given the 2020 pandemic, some construction stretched out resulting\nin some photos showing construction debris."]]]]},"title":"Integration"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[["images-card",{"images":[{"url":"http:\/\/res.cloudinary.com\/dpcbzfiye\/image\/upload\/v1618952961\/nvueo6z5fxkewzspftzc.jpg","id":"6393355"}],"caption":"Microsoft Silicon Valley offers a new model for organizing workforce in shared purpose and community. Its \u201ccourtyards\u201d organizational concept generates a latticework of people and place, a human-scaled experience of discovery and prospect in which people join in wandering up staircases, around outdoor decks, and along the roof\u2019s many pathways."}]],"markups":[["strong"],["a",["href","https:\/\/www.walkscore.com\/","target","_new"]],["em"]],"sections":[[1,"p",[]],[10,0],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"An \u201cinside-out\u201d approach began with the\nsingular experience of being a creative at Microsoft and connected out in\nlayers: person, neighborhood, site, community, natural environment. Inspired by\nthe dense, mixed-use neighborhoods of great walkable cities, the \u201ccourtyards\u201d\norganizational concept generates a latticework of people and place and a human-scaled\nexperience of discovery and prospect. With people moving up staircases, around\noutdoor decks, and along the roof\u2019s many pathways, the design fosters chance\nencounters, connectivity, and inclusivity. Each desk is within 25 feet of\nnature and 193 feet of a cafe, one-third the distance of a typical New York\nCity block."]]],[1,"blockquote",[[0,[],0,"From an equity perspective, they worked a lot\nwith their community of employees but went beyond to look at the habitat and\npublic trails around the site and how their water management helps with the ecosystem\nas well. They go beyond their own employees in who would benefit. - Jury comment"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"This latticework extends beyond the workplace. The site and water\nmanagement strategy supports areas beyond the project boundary: Stevens Creek\nhabitat and public trail. A deep-water infiltration strategy improves the landscape\nalong this trail, with healthy oaks and understory. Stormwater from the campus\u2019\nsidewalks, green roof, and landscape moves into unlined biotreatment\/retention\nbasins, contributing to aquifer and creek health, visibly demonstrating MSV\u2019s\ncontribution to ecological health. Ecological restoration enhances public open\nspace in a habitat overlay zone, enriching the public experience for recreation\nand leisure. The blackwater treatment system includes visible design strategies\nand signage, educating employees and the public."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Walk Score: "],[0,[],0,"23"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The "],[0,[1],1,"Walk Score"],[0,[],0," tool analyzes hundreds of walking routes to neighborhood amenities within \u00bc mile (5-minute walk) earning up to 100 points."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Transit Score: "],[0,[],0,"28"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Bike Score:"],[0,[],0," 82"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"What is the number of parking spaces?: "],[0,[],0,"1568"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"What is the number of parking spaces required by local zoning code?: "],[0,[],0,"0"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Is there covered bike storage?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Encouraged metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Estimate percentage of building occupants who commute via alternative transportation (biking, walking, mass transit, etc.): "],[0,[],0,"19"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Number of showers per occupant:"],[0,[],0," 72"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"What kind of access does the community have to the project?: "],[0,[],0,"partial access to site"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Is there on-site food production?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Design Intent"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Which community stakeholders were identified by the design team? "],[0,[],0,"Santiago\nVillage Association, Santa Clara Audubon Society, Sustainable Silicon Valley"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"How were they engaged during the design process? "],[0,[],0,"Hosted\nand facilitated informational meetings, a design workshop focused on bird-friendly\ndesign, design workshops focused on water quality and availability. Solicited\ncommunity comments and feedback."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Give an example of how the project benefits someone who\u0027s not\ndirectly associated with the project: "],[0,[],0,"The site\nencourages engagement with nature through an improved campus and creek edge.\nPublic bicycle amenities and facilities include: enhancement of the Stevens Creek\nbike trail through habitat restoration and provision of additional paths and\nimprovement of the La Avenida bike trail through sidewalk and landscape\nupgrades. The project puts the water and energy systems on display\u2014with on-site\ntreatment embedded in the slopes, PV canopies serving as shade structures, and\nstairs that track from the exterior courts and patios up to the roof. The\nproject celebrates movement, transparency, and resource management."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"How does the project facilitate movement to and from the site? "],[0,[],0,"The\ncampus site paths and associated Stevens Creeks trail are improved to encourage\neasier biking and walking to the campus. Major site landscape zones are open to\nthe public with sustainable signage distributed on the site to educate and\ncommunicate intent and strategies. For employees, ride-sharing services,\nincentives, and connections are managed through an on-site transportation coordinator\nthat manages the TDM program to help ensure its viability to employees and its\neffective ongoing implementation. Shuttles are available for the public use.\nThere is a robust marketing program that creates a culture of awareness and\npositive messaging around transportation alternatives."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"What services does the project provide to the surrounding community\n(e.g., farmers markets, polling stations, clinics, etc.)? "],[0,[],0,"Microsoft\nhas always played host to numerous community events, including those that\npromote equity and sustainable practices\u2014Earth Day, World Water events, and\neducational sessions will now include tours on the sustainable practices\nembedded in the new campus. The multipurpose and conference center, along with\nthe visitor center, is near one of the renovated existing buildings and will\nshare the metrics and strategies on carbon reduction and wellness. The current news\nwebsite puts the strategies on display:\nnews.microsoft.com\/silicon-valley-campus\/."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"How does this project and site promote:"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[2],1,"Provide an example for each"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Mental restoration: "],[0,[],0,"The site encourages engagement\nwith nature at the site\u2019s edge and the creek\u2019s edge. Additional site paths and\ntrails enable the community to better experience bay views and traverse the\ncampus, promoting physical movement and spontaneous interaction. Plus, it\u2019s one\nblock from an in-plan health clinic, so employees have easy access to\nregistered health professionals. The local community will benefit from an\nenhanced pedestrian experience with new sidewalks, sitting areas, shaded\nwalking zones, median plantings, and trails that provide safe access to Stevens\nCreek."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Physical activity: "],[0,[],0,"Multi-use athletic facilities and\noutdoor spaces, including running and walking trails, recreational sport areas,\nand green space, are all easily accessible for employees and the community. To\nreestablish the native ecology, surface parking along the creek and trail was\nremoved and reduced to the south and west sides of the site, and the areas of\nnative landscape were expanded. The rehabilitation creates a strong connection\nto local biodiversity and habitat restoration adjacent to Stevens Creek and\ncreates a pleasant place to walk."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Social connection: "],[0,[],0,"Microsoft plans to continue\nhosting community events, including events that support sustainable nonprofits,\nsuch as Sustainable Silicon Valley and Acterra; San Jose Hack; and Earth Day\ncelebrations. The public use of Stevens Creek Trail will be improved through a\ngreater diversity of habitats and wildlife, increasing the quality of\nactivities such as birdwatching. Visual educational elements for employees and\nthe public include water channels along a staircase that only turn on when the\nlawn requires irrigation, a willow tree grove created in the unlined\nbioretention swales, and the wastewater treatment wetland located along the\nwalking path. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Cultural understanding: "],[0,[],0,"It is believed\nthat the Ohlone people lived in much of what is now called Silicon Valley. They\nhad a deep respect for the nature, living off acorns from oaks, blackberries,\nand other plants. The landscape design and site water approach seek to\nreassemble the critical components of this historic ecology\u2014in particular the\nriparian and oak habitats that were once pervasive in this area, ringing the\ncreeks leading to the bay. It is hoped that through the restoration of the\nSteven\u2019s Creek habitat zone as a result of the project\u2019s comprehensive\napproach, we might help heal the current compromised soils; support the health\nof the existing coastal oaks; and mitigate the bay water intrusion, which has\nreached a point a half mile from the site."]]]]},"title":"Equitable Communities"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[["images-card",{"images":[{"url":"http:\/\/res.cloudinary.com\/dpcbzfiye\/image\/upload\/v1618953012\/gzggb39ehkqyxtidmypf.jpg","id":"6393356"}],"caption":"A regenerative approach to campus planning and design recognizes the area\u2019s pre-industrialization condition, reintroducing native ecology and establishing a network of water filtering and conveyance to mimic the historic watershed process of an adjacent creek. With parts of the campus open to the public, including paths and recreation areas, the landscape and improved ecology support discovery and equitable access, while bringing wellness benefits to both employees and the broader community."}]],"markups":[["strong"]],"sections":[[1,"p",[]],[10,0],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The project creates a sustainable,\necologically integrated campus to provide environmental benefits to employees,\nthe local community, and the area\u2019s ecosystems. A regenerative approach\naddressing the area\u2019s pre-industrialization condition\ninformed how design could reintroduce native ecology. As a result, stormwater\nwill filter through wet meadow bioretention and infiltrate the banks of Stevens\nCreek, healing the soil and restoring the habitat zone, before flowing into the\nSan Francisco Bay. Historically, riparian and oak habitats were prevalent in\nthis area, so this network of water-filtering and conveyance is intended to\nmimic and restore Stevens Creek natural watershed process. Coupled with the\nplanting of nearly 600 trees, the enhancement of habitats adjacent to Stevens\nCreek will benefit 50+ species, including migratory songbirds, terrestrial\nmammals, and butterflies."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Greater ecological and hydrologic connectivity of the campus with\nthe natural areas along Stevens Creek provides employees and the public\nenhanced opportunities to enjoy nature. The public use of Stevens Creek Trail\nwill be improved through a greater diversity of habitats and wildlife,\nincreasing the quality of activities such as birdwatching. Incorporation of\nbird-safe glazing and minimal exterior lighting ensures a no-light overspill\nand a protected, renewed habitat."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Is this a previously developed site? "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Percentage of site area supporting vegetation before project began: "],[0,[],0,"15.38"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Percentage of the site area that is vegetated (landscape or green roof) post-development:"],[0,[],0," 47.31"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Percentage of site area covered by native plants that support native or migratory species and pollinators: "],[0,[],0,"40.09"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Intentional design strategies used to promote: "],[0,[],0,"Biodiversity, Dark skies, Bird safety, Soil conservation, Carbon sequestration, Habitat conservation, flora\/fauna, Abatement of specific regional environmental concerns"]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Design Intent"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"What does this project do to regenerate the natural ecosystem\non-site? "],[0,[],0,"Stormwater from the campus sidewalks, green roof, and landscape\nwill move into the unlined bioretention basins, where infiltration of treated\nstormwater adds to aquifer and creek health. Site landscaping, including the\ngreen roof, increased threefold, reducing the heat island of the site and\nproviding habitat for 50+ species. The public use of Stevens Creek Trail will\nbe improved through a greater diversity of habitats and wildlife, increasing\nthe quality of activities such as bird-watching."]]]]},"title":"Ecosystems"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[["images-card",{"images":[{"url":"http:\/\/res.cloudinary.com\/dpcbzfiye\/image\/upload\/v1618953075\/q2uuded3cubgsnadklpg.png","id":"6393357"}]}]],"markups":[["strong"]],"sections":[[1,"p",[]],[10,0],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"An established water budget was the roadmap\nfor program and community response, site approach, planting selection, and\nsystem integration. Compared to what had existed, site landscaping increased\nthreefold, while overall potable water usage was reduced by 57%. Stormwater\nfrom campus sidewalks, green roofs, and landscape moves into the unlined\nbiotreatment\/retention basins, where infiltration of treated stormwater adds to\naquifer and creek health. For the recreational lawn, a capillary irrigation\nsystem allows the field to wick water from vaults, reducing water demand."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Rainwater is collected in two 60,000-gallon pretreatment tanks,\nfiltered, then stored in blending tanks. Building wastewater is collected, treated\nthrough a series of packed-bed filters, vertical wetlands, membrane filters,\nand ozone and UV disinfection before it is stored in the blending tanks. With\nthe onsite non-potable water systems, 55% of project demand is offset,\nsupplying 4 million+ gallons of non-potable water annually. The integrated\nwater management system reduces city infrastructure impacts. Through visible\nfilter systems, wetlands and tanks reveal Microsoft\u2019s commitment to the broader\necology and community. Recycled water tracks from the systems through a visible\nchannel, another educational element for employees and the public. For net-positive\nwater, the created masterplan identifies collection strategies to supply 100%\npotable needs when code approves."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Is on-site potable water use regularly metered and monitored?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Is water use submetered?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Was water consumption modeled?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Is potable water used for non-potable uses (e.g. irrigation, toilet flushing)?: "],[0,[],0,"no"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1," Is rainwater collected and stored for on-site use?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"What non-potable water sources are collected for reuse?: "],[0,[],0,"Irrigation, Non-irrigation site water , Toilets"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Percentage of rainwater managed on-site (from maximum anticipated 24-hour, two-year storm event): "],[0,[],0,"100"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Percentage of the site area that is vegetated using irrigated turf grass:"],[0,[],0," 15"]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Encouraged metrics "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Is potable water quality routinely monitored, filtered, or treated?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Predicated annual water use (per building, sf, or occupant): "],[0,[],0,"2621479.82"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Percentage of potable water reduced through efficiency measures (LEED calculator): "],[0,[],0,"32.6"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Percentage of potable water offset by other water sources: "],[0,[],0,"75.06"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Percentage of blackwater treated on-site: "],[0,[],0,"100"]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Design intent"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Describe the quality of the water that runs off the site: "],[0,[],0,"Stormwater\nfrom the campus sidewalks, green roof, and landscape will move into the unlined\nbioretention basins and will be treated through biofiltration. Infiltration of\ntreated stormwater adds to aquifer and creek health. An integrated pest\nmanagement plan will ensure that the site does not use harmful pesticides for\nlandscaping and minimizes chemical pollutants and fertilizers. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Describe the project\u2019s water resilience strategies. Provide one\nsentence describing the project\u2019s major potable water conservation strategy for\neach end use: "],[0,[],0,"With the on-site reclaimed water system, the goal is to live\nwithin the needs of the existing campus. For net positive water, a created\nmaster plan identifies collection strategies to supply 100% potable needs when\nthe code allows."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Fixtures:\nAll fixtures are low-flow options: toilets: 1.35 gpf (compared to baseline of\n1.6), urinals: 0.125 gpf (compared to baseline of 1.0), restroom faucet: 0.1\ngpm\/gpc (compared to baseline of 0.25), showerhead: 1.5 gpm\/gpc (compared to\nbaseline of 2.5), and kitchen faucet: 1.5 gpm\/gpc (compared to baseline of 2.2)."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Irrigation:\nSince landscaping irrigation in this project uses only captured rainwater,\nrecycled wastewater, and recycled graywater to meet the needs of landscape\nirrigation, no potable water is used for landscape irrigation. A 100% reduction\nis anticipated."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Mechanical\nsystems: Radiant systems use a closed-loop water system to provide heating and\ncooling."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Process\nsystems: Water is collected from building uses and treated through the on-site\nsystems."]]]]},"title":"Water"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[["strong"]],"sections":[[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The courtyards and tech-enabled decks increase\nworkspaces and team and meeting options while reducing square footage,\nmaterials, and system costs. The project square footage increased by approximately\n25% but is expected to support a 40% increase in employees. The landscaped area\ntripled in size; however, the use of potable water is reduced by 57%. Interior\nworkplace neighborhoods are divided by movable writable walls, which allow for\nteam growth and contraction. Decoupled systems enable tuning ventilation and conditioning\nfor the program uses and occupant load while reducing systems. Leveraging the\ntemperate climate and integrating operable windows and outdoor workspaces,\ncoupled with the integration of thermal energy storage tanks, resulted in a\nreduced central utility plant with payback estimated at under 12 years.\nInvestment in an on-site water treatment facility will pay for itself within 20\nyears, or earlier if the cost of water continues to rise in California."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The building\u2019s FSC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT) wood\ncolumns and interior ceiling composite panels serve as the interior finish,\nproviding a warm aesthetic, reducing additional finish material needs, and\nrelaying a commitment to reduced embodied carbon. Renovating the two buildings for\nreuse reduced operational and site disruption while reducing material waste."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Construction costs per square foot (USD\/SF): "]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Encouraged metrics "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"What is the timeframe for the life cycle cost calculations?: "],[0,[],0,"60 years"]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Design Intent"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Describe right-sizing strategies and considerations: "],[0,[],0,"A\ngood envelope with high-performance glass set the baseline for comfort and\nenergy-demand reduction. The courtyards and tech-enabled decks increase\nworkplace, team, and meeting options while reducing square footage, materials,\nand system costs. Decoupled heating, cooling, and ventilation support\nefficiency with primary DOAS systems pairing with radiant heating\/cooling. The\nexisting buildings have upgraded exterior walls, high-efficiency glazing, and\nVAV systems, which leverage existing interior duct distributions. Air source\nheat pumps + TES + heat recovery resulted in an energy-efficient and\nwater-considerate approach."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"How did design choices minimize materials usage, allowing for\nlower cost and more efficiently designed systems\/structure? "],[0,[],0,"The\nstructure\u0027s CLT panels and columns set a palette that relayed commitment to\nnatural, honest materials and supported biophilic principles. Concrete floors\nare a major finished material in the public areas, efficiently providing\nheating and cooling from the in-slab system. Operable windows and ceiling fans\nhelp span the temperature band while adding an option for users to tune the\ncomfort of their spaces."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Provide one sentence on the strategies used to reduce cost and\/or\nincrease value for each of the following: first costs, utilities, maintenance,\ncleaning, occupant health and well-being, flexibility, adaptability, and\/or\nresilience: "],[0,[],0,"First costs: The investment into CLT not only helped tell the\nstory of carbon reduction, but also helped create the foundation of a warm,\nnatural material palette while eliminating the need for a finished ceiling\nmaterial."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Utilities:\nAs for energy demand, the TES system allows Microsoft to shift more than 700 KW\nof electrical demand during peak periods by replenishing chilled water\novernight when the chillers can operate most efficiently, and electricity is\nboth cleaner and less costly. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Maintenance:\nCarpet tile, the other major floor material used in the workplaces, allows for\nsimple repair and maintenance if damaged."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Cleaning:\nConcrete floors cover approximately 35% of the occupied space; the majority of\nthe public spaces are served by radiant heating and cooling in the slabs, which\nprovide a floor surface that is easier to clean."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Occupant\nhealth and well-being: The courtyards and tech-enabled decks, patios, roof\ndecks, and outdoor spaces increase workplace, team, and meeting options while\nreducing square footage, materials, and system costs."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Flexibility,\nadaptability, and\/or resilience: Interior workplace neighborhoods are divided\nby movable writable walls, which allow for team growth and contraction."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Additional\ninformation"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Cost per square foot information is unavailable\nas the client has asked us not to disclose financials."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1," "]]]]},"title":"Economy"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[["sub"],["strong"],["em"],["a",["href","http:\/\/2030ddx.aia.org\/users\/sign_in","target","_new"]],["a",["href","http:\/\/architecture2030.org\/files\/2030_Challenge_Targets_National.pdf","target","_new"]]],"sections":[[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Responding to ASHRAE zone 3C, the high-performance\nbuilding envelope includes a composite roof value of R-46, largely due to the\nmass timber contribution. Operable windows at the courtyards act as lungs for\nthe neighborhoods, reducing mechanical ventilation demands by approximately\n20%. Decoupled heating, cooling, and ventilation support efficiency with\nprimary DOAS systems paired with radiant heating\/cooling. The existing\nbuildings have upgraded exterior walls, high-efficiency glazing, and VAV\nsystems that leverage existing interior duct distributions. The overall project\ncontribution, including the new 476.3 kW PV canopies, is 73.5 kBtu\/sf; the 2,000-sf\nlab accounts for 53% of the energy pie (projected to be 20.5% better than without\nPVs). The office and food service EUI is 30.9 kBtu\/sf, a notable reduction due\nto a project-sponsored dedicated plug load study that shifted Microsoft\u2019s\nstandard of 400 w\/desk to 260 w\/desk, significantly reducing cooling loads and\nthe central plant. The project is all electric except for cooking gas in the\nfour food halls. The remaining kitchenettes, cafes, and beverage stations are\nall electric. Seeking ILFI Zero Carbon certification the\nproject\u2019s embodied carbon is calculated at 372 kg CO"],[0,[0],1,"2"],[0,[],0,"e\/m2. The 476kW\nof new and existing PVs along with thermal energy storage tanks provide a\ncomprehensive campus approach."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Predicted gross EUI (include all site energy uses, exclusive of on-site generations and purchased credits of offsets):"],[0,[],0," 76.5 kBtu\/sf\/yr "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Zero Tool-Percent reduction in energy from the benchmark, excluding all on-site renewables: "],[0,[],0,"62.8"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Is energy generated on-site?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Were renewable energy credits or offsets purchased for this project?: "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"All electric building?: "],[0,[],0,"no"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"High performance characteristics: "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Measured lighting power density (LPD): "],[0,[],0,"0.44 W\/sf"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Percent LPD reduction from IECC 2006: "],[0,[],0,"56.4"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Percent window-wall ratio: "],[0,[],0,"50"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Was energy modeling used to inform design decisions?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Operational carbon: "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],0,"Operational emissions "],[0,[2],0,"mT CO"],[0,[0],1,"2"],[0,[],1,"\/sf\/yr"],[0,[],1,":"],[0,[],0," 5514.1"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"AIA\u2019s "],[0,[3],1,"2030 Commitment Reporting Tool "],[0,[],0,"or the Architecture 2030 Challenge"],[0,[4],1," reference materials"],[0,[],0," provide comparison baselines for energy use and convert utility-provided energy consumed into equivalent carbon emission impact."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Percent WWR by orientation (N, S, E, W) "],[0,[],0,"50"]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Design Intent"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Explain any difference between measured and predicted EUI: "],[0,[],0,"The\nproject was substantially completed in Q4 2020. The project was scheduled to be\nfully completed September 2020. Due to the pandemic, the project has been\ndelayed, and due to this, we have not been able to capture measured data."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Describe your enclosure (wall, roof, and window) specification for\noptimizing climatic performance (U-value, SHGC, VT, shading, dynamic, etc.): "],[0,[],0,"1.\nThe exterior wall is primarily curtain wall with thermally broken mullion and\nSolarban 72 XL and full frame assembly with a U-value = 0.45."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"2.\nThe NEW construction\u2019s opaque exterior wall is GFRC exterior cladding (3\/4\u201d)\nwith 1\u201d spray foam insulation, 2 x 6 metal stud wall with R-19 interior with an\nassembly U-value = 0.065 (R-14.5)."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"3.\nThe EXISTING exterior construction\u2019s opaque wall is 8-inch cast concrete wall\nwith 2 x 4 metal stud wall furring, R-13 cavity insulation, with an assembly U-value\n= 0.161 (R-5.4)."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"4.\nThe roof (typical) is 5-inch lightweight concrete slab over 5.5-inch CLT\nstructure with average of 7 inches of rigid insulation with an assembly U-value\n= 0.0217 (R-46)."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"5.\nThe glazing (at vertical walls and skylight) is Viracon VNE1-63 with a full-frame\nassembly U-value = 0.42; SHGC = 0.28; VLT = .63%."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Describe the primary strategy for reducing operations carbon\n(scope 1: direct emissions; scope 2: indirect emissions): "],[0,[],0,"The\ncampus\u2014new and existing\u2014is all electric except for the four main food halls. To\nexpand commitment to carbon reduction, there are 70 installed EV charging\nstations with infrastructure ready for 88 additional ones, recognizing that\nthis helps to encourage use of electric vehicles. All energy from municipalities\nis from a renewable, carbon-free source with our participation in the Silicon\nValley Clean Energy Green Prime program. With a commitment to being all\nelectric by 2030, the current fleet will be phased out to ensure only campus\nelectric vehicles."]]]]},"title":"Energy"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[["strong"],["sub"]],"sections":[[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Wellness is the heart of the MSV campus with\nits \u201cmulti-courtyard\u201d organizational concept, providing access to daylight and\nfresh air for every individual and encouraging movement and discovery\nthroughout. Courtyard doors and operable windows are within 25 feet of every\nworkspace, promoting good air quality. Task lights, shades, ceiling fans, and\nmobile furniture support occupant control. WELL concepts pursued include\nenhanced ventilation, pollution filtration, and physical activity promotion."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The site encourages engagement with nature on the roof, patios,\nand creek edge. Nine stairwells invite employees to easily access the green\nroof, experience bay views, and traverse the campus, promoting physical\nmovement and spontaneous interaction. Restorative landscaping offers a series\nof intimate human-scaled experiences for reflection, collaboration, and\nenjoyment. Interior spaces, like meditation zones, mothers\u2019 rooms, and quiet\nnooks, provide places of respite. All amenities are within 193 feet of each\nother and include food venues, a recreation center, playfields, and an improved\nStevens Creek pedestrian and bicycle path that supports wellness for the\nbroader community. The project supports nourishment, including food advertising\nand local food environment. Materials were selected using various filters,\nincluding WELL v1 Feature 9 and 25, focusing on toxic material reduction."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Do greater than 90% of occupied spaces have a direct view to the outdoors?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Was daylight modeled to inform design decisions? Summarize results:"],[0,[],0," yes; Percent spatial daylight autonomy = 76.22%. Consideration of how interior surf aces helped to balance and enable the even distribution of light. Many discussions and analysis also reviewed exterior materials as distributed in the courtyard, and the effect on glare and ref lection as it might impact the workplace, and also the comfort of the patios and outdoor areas. The result was a balance of glass type, window horizontal projections, interior shades, radiant panel and other interior finish selections. conceived.\u0022"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"How easily can occupants control their own thermal comfort and lighting?: "],[0,[],0,"Very easily. There are 10 -16 occupants per thermal zone or thermostat. 92% of occupants can control their own light levels. 80% of occupants have access to operable windows."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Was a \u0022chemicals of concern\u0022 list used to inform material selection?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Were Health Product Declarations (HPDs) collected? Summarize results:"],[0,[],0," "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"What level of air filters are installed?: "],[0,[],0,"MERV 12-14"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Is air quality monitored on an ongoing basis?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"If so, what IAQ metrics are being tracked? 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The inclusion of operable windows and exterior doors at\nall workplace neighborhoods and hubs, systems that include Merv 13 filtration\nwith ability to insert carbon filters when needed, reflected a commitment to\nhealthy indoor spaces. To marry with the focus on healthy indoor environments,\nmaterial selection was vetted through a variety of filters, including the LBC\nMaterial Petal Red List metrics and the WELL v1 Feature 25 Toxic Material\nreduction tied to PFC compound limitation, flame retardant limitation,\nphthalate limitation, isocyanate-based polyurethane limitation, and\nurea-formaldehyde restrictions. As the project migrated to WELL v2, most of the\nmaterial decisions tied to the WELL v1 strict guidelines remained. A majority\nof high-traffic public zones are concrete, designed to support radiant heating and\ncooling in the circulation spaces while additionally reducing softer flooring\nmaterials that can trap dirt and particulates more easily."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Major strategy for improving indoor acoustical:"],[0,[],0,"\nAcoustic treatments in all occupied spaces meet the client\u2019s strict acoustic\nstandards and the WELL v2 features, including the sound mapping of all spaces,\nincluding quiet zones and loud zones. Additional specifications include\nestablishing limited background noise for offices and conference rooms to meet established\ncriteria (WELL S02) and improved door specifications to limit sound leaks."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Major strategy for encouraging occupant movement: "],[0,[],0,"Each\nworkplace neighborhood has operable windows, doors with direct access to\noutdoor patios and roof access, ceiling fans, movable furniture, and movable\ndividing walls that allow for easy tuning of the spaces. Task lights are\navailable on-site if augmentation or desire is voiced. Courtyard doors and\noperable windows are within 25 feet of every workspace, amenities are no\nfarther than 193 feet (1\/3 of a New York City block) of individual work areas.\nNine interior stairs invite employees to easily access the green roof,\nexperience bay views, and traverse the campus, promoting physical movement and\nspontaneous interaction. The site encourages engagement with nature at every\nedge and level and at the creek edge."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Major strategy for encouraging occupant movement: "],[0,[],0,"Providing\noptions is core to Microsoft\u2019s approach. At concept design the team used the\nWELL v1 Nourishment features to help define the approach, transitioning to the\nWELL v2 pilot to continue to refine Nourishment offerings and support spaces.\nNutritional transparency and availability of fruits and vegetables will improve\nofferings at this renovated campus. Portion sizes, limitation on refined\ningredients, responsible sourcing, and mindful eating help create a message of\ninclusivity and well-being and improve the campus offerings."]]]]},"title":"Well-being"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[["images-card",{"images":[{"url":"http:\/\/res.cloudinary.com\/dpcbzfiye\/image\/upload\/v1619013364\/psexynxa2mkmqokzlihq.jpg","id":"6393460"}],"caption":"Microsoft\u2019s commitment to circular economy and carbon reduction informed the decision to keep two existing buildings for reuse, as well as the selection of mass timber as the building\u2019s primary structural and material finish"}]],"markups":[["sub"],["strong"]],"sections":[[1,"p",[]],[10,0],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Healthy, low-carbon material selection and\nsourcing drove systems and interior and exterior material design choices.\nMicrosoft\u2019s commitment to circular economy and carbon reduction informed the\ndecision to reuse two existing buildings as well as the selection of mass\ntimber. The existing building provides 36% of the new campus footprint,\naccounting for a 28.6% reduction in total embodied carbon. With the project\u0027s\ntwo floors of mass timber, the embodied savings increases to approximately 36%\nwith an estimated total of 372 kg CO"],[0,[0],1,"2"],[0,[],0,"e\/m2. With over 345,000 square\nfeet, or 2,400 tons, of 100% FSC CLT panels, the wood reflects biophilic\nprinciples and a reduced carbon mission. The project is one of the largest CLT\nprojects in North America."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The exposed CLT doubles as ceiling finish with the majority of the\nproject\u2019s structural materials\u2014columns, floors, shear walls\u2014also serving as\nfinish materials. Concrete floors cover approximately 35% of the occupied\nspace, with a majority of the public spaces served by radiant heating and\ncooling in the slabs. Carpet tile in the workplaces allow for easy care or\nmaintenance. Interior materials were selected using the filters of WELL toxic material\nreduction and VOC reduction, along with Tally and EC3."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory Metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Total embodied carbon in metric tonnes: "],[0,[],0,"372"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Was construction waste considered and tracked on this project? Summarize, results: "],[0,[],0,"yes; C\u0026D waste management has been tracked through the construction using two companies that track hauling \u2013 Recology and Ferma. Current tracking as of 12\/3\/20 is at 96%"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Which of the following environmental product declarations did you collect?: "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Were environmental product declarations (EPDs) collected?: "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Was material reuse considered and tracked on this project? Summarize results:"],[0,[],0," yes: Reuse of buildings 2 and 5 were tracked using Tally to assess the embodied carbon contribution."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Was recycled content considered and tracked on this project? Summarize results: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Did you track the percentage of project materials extracted and manufactured regionally? Summarize results: "],[0,[],0,"yes: As a percentage of total Material cost, the project has a regional value of 21.76% and has been tracked through the Material and Resources calculator under LEED v3 using Option 2"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Is the majority of wood used in the projected certified by FSC?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Encouraged metrics "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Was a whole building life cycle assessment (LCA) conducted? 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Preference was\nlargely given to products that had lower embodied carbon, published EPDs, buy-\nor take-back programs, and an illustrated commitment to transparency."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Additional\ninformation"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Which\nof the following environmental product declarations did you collect?\nProduct-specific LCA; industry-wide generic EPDs; product-specific, Type III\nexternal EPDs and Declare Labels; and C2C."]]]]},"title":"Resources"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[["images-card",{"images":[{"url":"http:\/\/res.cloudinary.com\/dpcbzfiye\/image\/upload\/v1618953177\/ru6j3ji7g381ltmfgyfo.jpg","id":"6393359"}],"caption":"The project adaptively re-used two existing buildings, significantly reducing embodied carbon."}]],"markups":[["strong"],["sub"]],"sections":[[1,"p",[]],[10,0],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The regional water crisis, increasing\nwildfires, site bay water intrusion, and ever-changing technology and team\nsizes emphasized the need to design for flexibility and resilience. Mechanical\nsystems have MERV 13 filtration, accommodating impregnated carbon filters as\nneeded. Distributed windows and courtyard doors provide ventilation options and\naccess to various-sized outdoor spaces, allowing for a diversity of work and\nrefresh options. The water balance approach, inclusive of blackwater system\ntechnologies, reduces city infrastructure impact and supports long-term future\nwater needs and growth as well future planning for when recycled water for\npotable water use is code approved. A distributed stormwater approach manages\nrainfall and supports a network of interlinked ecologies in service of the site\u2019s\nrestoration."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Workplace neighborhoods have acoustically tuned, movable, writable\nwalls that adjust, expand, and shape the workplace for different team size\nchanges, allowing for multiteam collaboration. Movable furniture and\ndistributed systems allow for future planning. People can easily separate and\nfeel alone while still being part of a community, indoors or outside. Public\nspaces accommodate various uses, including all-hands meetings, additional\namenities, and expanded workplace environments. Electric vehicle charging is\nincreased over the city requirement, recognizing and incentivizing increases in\nelectric car usage."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],0,"Percentage of project floor area, if any, that was adapted from existing buildings: CO"],[0,[1],1,"2"],[0,[],1,"\/sf: "],[0,[],0,"32.3"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Was research conducted on the most likely local hazards? Which apply?: "],[0,[],0,"yes, Earthquakes , Drought, Extreme temperatures , Utility disruption"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Can the project maintain function without utility power?: "],[0,[],0,"Partial backup power"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"What type of backup power does the project primarily have?: "],[0,[],0,"renewable\/battery "]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Encouraged metrics "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"How does the project respond to the local hazards identified?: "],[0,[],0,"Given the distributed footprint, the numerous exterior and courtyard stairs, and the large quad and multipurpose space, if needed, the campus could provide a place f or non-essential shelter or gathering space. Its large quad and sports field are bordered by the Stevens Creek promenade, and given easy public access, could potentially serve as a place to distribute information or services in a crisis."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"How many hours can the building function through passive survivability?: "],[0,[],0,"4"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Explain your calculations: "],[0,[],0,"Depending on the circumstances (f ire, black out, brown out), the project could conceivably operate f or two to f our hours if the weather and conditions allowed the use of the outdoor spaces. Given the distribution of operable windows in all the workplace neighborhoods, and the easy access to courtyards and upper roof decks, the project could f or a limited time, continue to be a place of work should brown outs happen. Good daylight autonomy should allow teams to work without artificial lighting during most peak work hours. Should a wildfire happen in a neighboring county, carbon could be added to the mechanical ventilation system. A created masterplan f or net zero water per the ILFI imperatives means that the project could f unction if water availability had a limited impact."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Design Intent"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"How does the project respond to the local hazards identified? "],[0,[],0,"Earthquake\nhazards are mitigated by concrete shear walls, low-rise construction, easy\naccess to outside safe spaces, and open and naturally lit stairwells. Drought\nhazards are mitigated by 100% net-zero non-potable water system, on-site water collection\/storage\/treatment,\nand drought-tolerant planting. Extreme temperature effects are managed by\nradiant floors, overhead radiant panels, workplace ceiling fans, operable\nwindows for majority of occupants, cross ventilation, functional outdoor workplace\nand conference rooms, shade trellises, glass frit, and landscape cover to\nreduce heat islands."]]]]},"title":"Change"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[["strong"]],"sections":[[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Stewardship and leadership are central to\nMicrosoft\u0027s brand and the project\u0027s ethos. Energy production, water management,\nfiltration, ecological benefit, carbon reduction, and comfort are integrated\nand are on display. PVs provide shade and produce energy, and the blackwater\nand vertical wetland filtration beds are visually evident\u2014recycled-water flows\nalong a water channel that parallels pedestrian paths. The mass timber\u2019s blue\nstreaks in the fibers reflect wood with beetle infestation that has been\nrepurposed and doesn\u2019t impact performance, offering a story of reuse and\nbeauty. The four blue 48-foot-tall thermal energy storage tanks located in the\nparking structure are visible, not just from the campus roof, but also from the\nhighway and arterial off-ramp at the southern campus edge. The tanks help shift\nthe energy production burden to off-peak hours. Educational graphics throughout\nprovide detail on sustainable attributes and environmental consideration,\nreferencing LBC, LEED, and WELL features."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Microsoft has committed, as part of some of the benchmark systems,\nto distribute post-occupancy evaluations to employees once full occupation is\nestablished. On-site testing to comply with WELL v2 Pilot, along with measurement\nand verification per LEED, will ensure data gathering for evaluation and future\nimprovement."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Were integrated design processes engaged early in the project for establishing project performance goals and strategies?: "],[0,[],0,"yes; The project team had several collaborative sessions at the start of conceptual design to help establish synergies and strategies. These meetings also included the client at key decision milestones, which helped funnel effort and holistic thinking. An example is the early decision to make water resources a consideration that filtered through landscape strategies and planting selection, mechanical heating and cooling decisions, and the inclusion of the blackwater system. Use of LEED, LBC and WELL, early on, helped focus discussions on circadian rhythm considerations and metrics, nourishment feature planning elements, and material specifications using recognized metrics and strategies. 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