NET ZERO PLUS ELECTRICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE

The largest NZE retrofit in the country, the NZP ETI showcases the full gamut of sustainable design features, excelling in energy efficiency, onsite renewables production, advanced battery storage, and consequent resiliency.

At a Glance

National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
Los Angeles, CA
Government, Government & Education
144,000 SF
LEED New Construction, v2009 (Gold)
  • Energy & Daylight Modeling
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA)
  • LEED New Construction: Consulting & Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Whole Building Commissioning including PV Commissioning
  • Measurement & Verification (M&V)
  • Data Visualization & Marketing/Branding

The Challenge

Work with ownership and design teams to identify Net Zero Energy as a general goal, with Net Zero Plus as the specific target, and provide energy engineering and project management services to achieve it.

  • Play a role in hiring the architect and vetting subcontractors writing the Basis of Design
  • Developing specific guidelines for the teams that would help execute the project
  • Use energy modeling to discover economically sound strategies for the project

The Net Zero Plus (NZP) Electrical Training Institute (ETI) is the largest commercial building Net Zero Energy (NZE) retrofit in the nation.

By the Numbers

Improved building performance
40%
Advanced, utility-scale microgrid producing annually
920,000kWh
Square foot of LED lighting
144,000
Electric vehicle charging stations
12

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The Solution

AN ENERGY TRADE-OFF

Stok maximized the energy performance trade off of MEP systems, then looked at plug loads and identified a way to invest in IT equipment with a 4x ROI compared to purchasing offsets. Additionally, the project piloted cutting-edge battery storage that discharges during peak load to maximize ROI, then recharges when energy is cheapest.

A BETTER UNDERSTANDING

Beyond these measures, the facility achieved NZE via an advanced, utility-scale microgrid; a 500kW rooftop and parking structure PV solar array, producing over 920,000 kWh annually; 144,000 square feet of LED lighting; significant sub-metering to help understand energy use throughout the entire building; dashboards to display real-time data on the building’s energy performance, including analytics on energy generation, consumption, and storage; a High Solar Reflective Index (SRI) roof; and 12 electric vehicle charging stations.

STATE OF THE ART LEARNING

Designed to NZE standards and certified LEED Gold, the NZP ETI helps lead a growing global movement in support of the rapid adoption of NZE buildings. Recognized as the premier electrical training school in the nation, more than 6,000 electrical workers and contractors are immersed in a transformational curriculum at the state of the art living laboratory annually to be prepared for challenging and rewarding careers in a clean energy future.

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Project Leadership

Michael Hummel
PROJECT MANAGEMENT | ZNE | LEED
Bryan Hee
Commissioning | Energy Audits | Measurement & Verification
Kristen Hershowitz
WELL | LBC | Materials