Award | 2023
The Lighthouse, owned, operated, and developed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., is a shared amenity space for a community of biotech companies in South San Francisco, with every detail designed at the forefront of sustainability. Targeting net zero energy, all energy demands of the building are generated with on-site renewable resources, powering 22,000 square feet of space that includes a café, dining space, lounge, meeting center, fitness facility, and private offices.
The final design is on track to achieve net-zero energy (NZE) certification as an all-electric facility that meets 100% of its energy needs with all onsite renewable resources. A highly efficient mechanical system, coupled with a photovoltaic array of roof-hosted solar panels, is the key element in achieving the NZE goal.