San Diego Office Building Aims to be Largest Net-Zero Project in the U.S.
By Roger Showley
La Jolla Commons II
— CoStar Group
The13-story La Jolla Commons II office building, under construction in the University Towne Centre area, will be the largest "net-zero" energy building in the U.S., according to its developer, the Hines real estate firm.
The 415,000-square-foot building at 4707 Executive Drive was designed by AECOM and is being built by Whiting-Turner Contracting. Hines is developing the project in partnership with J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Construction began in April and is expected to be completed in April 2014.
To achieve zero net energy use, Hines is employing directed biogas and
onsite fuel cells. Bloom Energy's cells will generate a projected 5
million kilowatts of electricity annually, equivalent to about 1,000
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