Largest Carbon-Neutral Office in the US to be Powered by Fuel Cells

13 Dec 2012

Hines La Jolla Commons

Bloom Energy solid oxide fuel cells are to provide 5 million kWh of electricity annually to a new 13-storey, 415,000-square-foot office building under construction at La Jolla Commons in San Diego; when completed in 2014 it will be the largest carbon-neutral office building in America.

The building, which will be fully leased and occupied by brokerage firm LPL Financial, LLC, will achieve carbon neutrality through on-site fuel cells, the use of directed biogas to fuel them, and a combination of high-performance building design elements, including a highly efficient under-floor air system and advanced curtain wall materials. The electricity generated from the fuel cells is enough to power 1,000 San Diego homes and will completely meet, and exceed, the electrical demand of the building.

 

Reference: Hines (emailed press release)


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