Data Center

The facility is located in Tucson Arizona and was hosting a third phase expansion of a datacenter. New 46 kV service was provided to power the third phase build out independent from the previous phase 1&2 projects. The phase 3 datacenter has about 22,000 sf of raised data floor and is designed as a Tier 2/3 facility

San José Environmental Innovation Center
Rinconada Library
Mitchell Park Community Center

The San José Environmental Innovation Center (EIC) is a first-of-its-kind “green enterprise” facility that houses services for residents and clean tech entrepreneurs – all working for a healthy environment and economy in our region. With the help of the federal New Markets Tax Credit, San José transformed a marginal property into a showcase of energy- and water-efficient practices. The Environmental Services Department is the building owner and tenant coordinator. The EIC and services offered by its tenants contribute to San José’s Green Vision goals. These goals include: diverting waste from landfills, creating clean tech jobs, retrofitting buildings to be green, and replacing streetlights with smart zero emission lights. Other benefits accrue from the services offered by the EIC’s three tenants.

The Rinconada Library was upgraded and additional community service spaces were added during the current renovation project. The project is tracking to receive LEED Gold certification. A ground source based heat pump system provides heating and cooling for all spaces. Radiant floors throughout the main library portion and radiant ceilings and active chilled beams in selected spaces, provide comfortable and quiet spaces with minimal energy consumption.

The Mitchell Park Community Center was designed to accommodate community functions and library services within a highly energy efficient and welcoming facility and with LEED Platinum, received the highest available LEED certification. The design team was using renewable energy such as photovoltaics and thermal solar hot water systems to reduce power and natural gas consumption. The building is already piped for reclaimed water to reduce the potable water use for industrial and landscape use. An innovative Night Sky cooling system provides pre-cooled water for the HVAC system, reducing the electric consumption for the chiller system. An extensive metering systems for consumption and production of utilities can be used to determine existing or future potential for additional reduction in consumption of utilities.

Located in the central valley in Coarsegold CA, the casino was opened in 2003 and is undergoing a substantial expansion to accommodate the increased demand for lodging, gaming and entertaining. GRD||Energy is assisting the owner and the design and construction team to commission the energy systems ensuring that all of the owners guidelines will be met.

San Francisco
City College

Commissioning Authority for Mechanical/BMS retro-commissioning and assessment for most of the main campus’ buildings.

Buildings included Rosenberg Library, Batmale Hall, Visual Arts Center, Creative Arts Center, Arts Extension Building, Cloud Hall, Science Building and the Community Health and Wellness Center, including gyms and a Nanatorium.


Commissioning Authority for MEP/BMS commissioning of various new and existing campus buildings. Buildings commissioned had a variety of uses ranging from labs and clean rooms to offices to a day care center. Systems included traditional MEP/BMS, but also extended into Whole Building Commissioning (WBCx) including fume hoods, medical gases, air compressor/driers, vacuum systems, reverse osmosis, emergency power, sterilizers, P&ID walkdowns and asset tagging.


SFO is the second busiest airport in California with an annual passenger volume of 57 million in 2018.

As part of their Net Zero Strategy the EMCS project embarkes on a mission to consolidate four different BMS vendors and more than 2,500 power, gas, water and Btu meters into one single platform. The end goal is to provide better intelligence to the facility and engineering department about the use of utility resources within the airport. Part of the project also includes the updating of selected sequences of operations for the HVAC equipment at the terminal facilities with new ASHRAE guideline G36 based sequences of operation


The project started with the intent to provide the College district with a new platform for the BMS system and integrate the utility metering system. Both systems were no longer supported by their manufacturer and the client decided to upgrade to the SE SmartStruxure and PME for utility services. The project also included the addition of more comprehensive metering with power, gas, water and Btu meters for all 50+ buildings.

Additional Representative Projects

Cherryland Fire Station | CxA – Government
Palo Alto Mitchell Park Library | CxA – Government
Google NOC | CxA – Mission Critical
Symantec Phase 3 | CxA – Mission Critical
Genentech Vacaville Seed Lab | CxA – Pharma
S.F. Central Subway | Controls – Specialty
Oakland Airport T I | Controls – Specialty
Priva Marketing Study | Study – Specialty
Palo Alto Main Library | CxA – Government
San Francisco Mark Hopkins | CxA – Hospitality
Google SOC | CxA – Mission Critical
Genentech Building 79 | CxA – Pharma
Casa Weisel
Building Systems |Residential
SFO Boiler Replacement Building Systems | Industrial
SFO Terminal A 
Building Systems | Industrial
Building Systems | Commercial
San Jose Innovation Center CxA | Government
SF Intercontinental Hotel |Building Technology
PG&E Generator Upgrade
CxA | Mission Critical
Genentech Sample Booth CxA
St. Regis |
Building Technology
Microgrid Project
Building Systems  |
Building Systems | 
Building Technology
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Building Systems |

Representative Projects

Previously Performed by our Associates

EPA Headquarters, DC | O&M Assessment – 2 million SF
EPA NAREL – AL | O&M Assessment – Government
Charles Schwab Data Center, AZ | CxA – Mission Critical
LA County Men’s Central Jail | RetroCx – 3 million SF
Anaheim City Hall West | CxA – Government
FDA Radiological, MD | Cx Testing/Documentation
Google HQ, CA | Cx, Software – High Tech
NASA, Goddard, MD | Cx Testing/Documentation
St. Francis Med. Cntr., VA | CxA – MEP, Smoke, Fire – Medical
Penn State Chiller Plant | CxA – Educational
St. Joseph Med. Cntr., MD | RetroCx – Medical
Washington State Data Center | Test Scripts – Mission Critical
Virginia Baptist Hospital | CxA, TAB – Medical
Va. Tech Engineering Building | CxA – Educational
Winthrop University, SC | RCx – Coliseum
North Tahoe MS/HS | CxA – Educational
World Wildlife Fund, DC | RetroCx, Testing
Richfield Communities, VA | RCx, Chiller Plant Upgrade
Smyth County Hospital, VA | RCx, BMS/Controls Upgrade
Liberty University, VA | BMS/Controls – Educational
Public Schools, VA | BMS/Controls in over 50 Schools
Intuit HQ, Mountain View CA | CxA, Software – High Tech
Apple, CA | CxA, Software – Mission Critical
Station Place 3, DC | Cx Testing, Documentation

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