Sustainability Studio Qualifications

AlfaTech is a consulting engineering firm offering a range of complementary services and expertise in multiple markets. Our services include: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Design, Technology, Architectural Lighting Design, Commissioning and Energy Solutions, as well as Sustainability.

Sustainability Studio

ALFATECH LOCATIONS San Jose, California – HQ | San Francisco, California | Monrovia, California | Orange, California | San Diego, California



Vela Tech Holdings, Inc. established for AlfaTech and other business units. Verity Commercial joins. Mumbai office opens.


S&K Engineering of Monrovia and LFA Lighting of Ventura join our growing firm. Opens San Diego Office



Growth of leadership team. Further expansion into international markets with new and existing clients.


Through RSBG: adds strength of 65+ offices throughout Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa.

AlfaTech was established in Silicon Valley in 1987 as a mechanical, electrical, and technology (low voltage, security, and A/V) design engineering firm. Responding to client needs, we expanded our service offerings to include architectural lighting design, sustainability, Smart Building, and project management services. In addition, we expanded into five California offices, including San Jose (Silicon Valley), San Francisco, Monrovia, Orange and San Diego. AlfaTech is gaining ground through organic, merger, and acquisition growth. Establishing Vela Tech portfolio with parent company RSBG, our services reach the West Coast to the Midwest and the East Coast from partner offices in Seattle, Chicago, Reston, and Edison. We also have an international presence with offices throughout Europe, Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. AlfaTech has a solid reputation forged by a corporate commitment to enduring client relationships and service excellence. We provide complete design, design-assist, and design/build project delivery services. Our project experience includes core and shell, tenant improvements, upgrades, repositioning, and restacks. Each AlfaTech project aims to achieve maximum energy performance, resource conservation, and pollution reduction, resulting in the highest energy savings and sustainability at all design phases while creating a balance of preservation, constructability, schedule, and budget. Given the dynamic nature of what we do, our AlfaTech teams are active listeners, and together with their focus on client and partner relations, are true team players.


Expands offices in Los Angeles and Japan. Celebrates 30 Years Success!


Develops partnerships in India, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.


Expands San Francisco office to One Post Street Location


Develops Architectural Lighting Design group. Creates Ireland and Thailand partnerships.


Develops Sustainability / LEED and Energy Solutions groups.


Ranked as one of the Top Five Engineering Firms in Silicon Valley


Merges with MCT. AT-PD founded. Reports annual volume $150M


Named one of the Top 100 Largest Private Companies in San Francisco.


Named one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Silicon Valley.


Merges with S&H and MPL. Opens San Francisco office.


Creation of an in-house Technology Group focused on voice, data systems, and overall technology


Jeff Fini, PE, founds AlfaTech MEP Design in Silicon Valley

LOCATIONS ALFATECH is part of Vela Tech Holding portfolio of companies


AT-PD San Francisco, California Monrovia, California Orange, California San Diego, California VERITY COMMERCIAL Seattle,Washington ALFATECH USA San Jose, California San Francisco, California Chicago, Illinois Reston, Virginia Edison, NewJersey EDG2 Bethesda, Maryland Phoenix, Arizona IFM GROUP San Ramon, California San Diego, California

ALFATECH ASIA Singapore Tokyo, Japan Shanghai, China

Australia Malaysia


EUROPE Vienna, Austria Kornberg, Austria Saint-Cannat, France Berlin, Germany

ASIA Dhaka, Bangladesh Tangail, Bangladesh Jakarta, Indonesia Amravati, India Chengalpattu, India Dehradun, India Gandhinagar, India Gujarat, India Mumbai, India New Delhi, India Pune, India Ratnagiri, India Solapur, India Tamil Nadu, India

Bitterfeld, Germany Bochum, Germany Darmstadt, Germany Dresden, Germany Dusseldorf, Germany Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany Erfurt, Germany Essen, Germany Frankfurt am Main, Germany Freiburg, Germany Greifswald, Germany Großostheim, Germany Hamburg, Germany Karlsruhe, Germany Kassel, Germany Köln, Germany Kronberg im Taunus, Germany

Yavatmal, India Lao PDR, Laos Makati City, Philippines Singapore Bangkok, Thailand Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Leipzig, Germany Mainz, Germany Mannheim, Germany Munich, Germany

AMERICAS Toronto, Canada Bogotá, Colombia Bosque de chapultepec, Mexico Lima, Peru

Nuremberg, Germany Regensburg, Germany Ribnitz-Damgarten, Germany


Rostock, Germany Stralsund, Germany Stuttgart, Germany Wiesbaden, Germany Wirges, Germany Würzburg, Germany Athens, Greece Milan, Italy Podgorica, Montenegro Belgrade, Serbia Birmingham, UK Bishop‘s Stortford, UK Bristol, UK Chamberlain, UK Croydon, UK Exeter, UK Leamington Spa, UK Leeds, UK London, UK Luton, UK Manchester, UK Mold, UK Nottingham, UK Stockport, UK Sunderland, UK Wakefield, UK Warwickshire, UK

Al Ain, UAE Dubai, UAE

Madinat Zayed, UAE Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Al-Zahra City, Gaza Strip Amman, Jordan Baghdad, Iraq Doha, Qatar Istanbul, Turkey Kuwait Sharq, Kuwait Muscat, Oman

AFRICA Algier, Algeria Alexandria, Egypt

Assiut, Egypt Cairo, Egypt Giza, Egypt Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tunis, Tunisia

Kampala, Uganda Khartoum, Sudan

ALFATECH Engineering Studio

ENGINEERING STUDIO We provide the most advanced, professional engineering services that ensure buildings thrive. We partner with clients to turn their visions into a tangible reality. As one of the leading MEP consultants in the Western U.S., AlfaTech strives to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every day through the buildings we design. Coining the expression “Innovation & Excellence,” we provide the most advanced, professional engineering services that ensure buildings thrive. We partner with clients to turn their visions into a tangible reality. To us, conscious design elements are indispensable in meeting the escalating expectations emerging within vibrant and diverse typologies. We believe the highest-efficiency buildings transpire from mirroring the sustainable features inherent to the world around us. Propelling cutting-edge solutions requires a thoughtful design that can interact with the physical environment. Elements like smart buildings, reduced reheat, and synergies before waste initiate perpetual savings. Eager to do our part, we pride ourselves on designing state-of-the-art facilities that reach unprecedented levels of integration. We think that sustainable design is more than just a phrase. It is a perspective. We are committed to rock-solid partnerships with our clients by delivering on our promise always to excel.














ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN Lighting and Lighting Controls Lighting Calculations Customized ROI Calculations Sustainable Lighting Design Energy Savings Analysis Custom Lighting Fixtures Custom Lighting Fixtures Design

COMMISSIONING & ENERGY SOLUTIONS Early Quantifiable Energy Study Incentives Energy Star® Assessments Re/Retro-commissioning (RCx) Monitoring Brand Continuous Commissioning (MBCCx) ASHRAE Level 1, 2 & 3 Energy Audits Measurement and Verification (M&V) of installed projects Energy Modeling Net Zero Energy Budgeting HVAC/Chilled Water Plant Optimization

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN Power Systems Emergency & Standby Power Lighting and Lighting Controls Security Systems 24 / 7 Power Systems (UPS) Power Monitoring Systems Toxic Gas Monitoring Graphic Control and Alarm Panels Grounding and Bonding Industrial Hygiene Systems Low Tolerance Temp Control Title 24 Analysis and Design Heat Recovery Systems Central Utility Plants Air Handlers HVAC System Controls PLC Programming Fire Protection and Plumbing Medical Gas Systems MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN HVAC Heating Systems Water and Gas Cooling Systems / Chilled Water Dehumidification Systems Contamination Sensitive Areas


Low Voltage Design Audio Visual Design

Security Systems Design Architectural Acoustics Wireless Design & Modeling

SUSTAINABILITY Sustainability Planning (Organizational and Infrastructural) LEED / Green Building Consulting Master Planning

Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Integrated Building Management Systems BMS Network Integration Telco Facilities and Services Voice Systems and Applications Relocation & Data Center Migration Services Strategic Planning and Analysis Project Management Management Consulting

Life Cycle Cost Assessment Occupant Wellness & Comfort Façade Engineering CFD / Wind Studies Wind Studies Thermal Stratification Studies Energy Concept Studies

Energy Management Energy Conservation Fire Alarm Systems Public Address Systems Plug Loads Control

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Leading the industry using BIM for 3D design efforts, through the use of Revit, Revizto, Autodesk Construction Cloud, and other dynamic tools. Working in REVIT 3D on projects is a dynamic and collaborative experience that enhances the efficiency and precision of the design process. As a team, we seamlessly integrate architectural concepts with engineering principles, leveraging REVIT's robust platform to create a comprehensive 3D model of the project. This collaborative approach fosters real-time communication and coordination, allowing architects and engineers to identify potential clashes and optimize design solutions before they become issues during construction. The shared model ensures that everyone involved has access to the most up-to-date information, streamlining workflows and promoting a unified vision. REVIT's parametric modeling capabilities also enable quick adjustments and iterations, facilitating a more iterative and responsive design process. Overall, the integration of REVIT 3D in collaborative project environments enhances interdisciplinary communication, minimizes errors, and ultimately leads to the creation of well-coordinated and efficient designs.


Autodesk Revit MEP

BIM 360

Clash Detection Sessions

AutoCAD 2D


Autodesk Construction Cloud

ALFATECH Sustainability Studio



As our world increasingly focuses on Sustainability, the most critical part of designing a building is choosing materials and systems that are environmentally friendly and will help to conserve resources. AlfaTech focuses on the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems required to run a building. Our designers and engineers must consider the occupants’ needs while also considering the impact of the materials and systems on the environment. AlfaTech’s MEP design services aim for sustainable buildings that use less energy and water and generate less waste. We identify synergies and

The ever-increasing demand for resources is a multifaceted issue that requires comprehensive solutions. AlfaTech enables meaningful and lasting design integration through our interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts throughout the U.S. and World-Wide. We measure our success by the resource efficiency, cost savings, and ecological footprint that is delivered to each project.

We take pride in our designs and ensure that the following principles align in our approach to every project:

• Environmental impacts, carbon footprint reduction

• Greenhouse Gases and Carbon

• Imbalance between energy resource and energy use

• Interstate or local differences

• The water and energy nexus

• Waste and ecology

opportunities early in the design process to guide projects toward sustainability and resiliency.


When it comes to commercial buildings, sustainability is not just about being environmentally friendly. As operating expenses continue to escalate, conservation becomes a necessity rather than a priority. The technical energy savings potential equals the annual energy savings relative to “typical new” equipment. These options are characterized by their technical energy-savings potential, development status, non-energy benefits, and other factors affecting end user acceptance and ability to compete with conventional HVAC technologies. Commercial building owners can create environmentally friendly and cost-effective structures by taking advantage of these new technologies. This will benefit the environment and the bottom line in the long run.



Our Sustainability Studio comprises a multi disciplinary team of experts who collaborate to evaluate projects with an integrated approach. Working with owners, architects, and other stakeholders, the team takes a comprehensive, systematic approach to mapping key programming targets. Once a project’s sustainability goals are established, energy, water, and air quality requirements are prioritized collaboratively. The latest system technologies are explored, and concepts suitable to project application are determined. Life cycle analysis, system simulations, and models are utilized for validation. The project team reviews the proposed system concepts to determine impacts and financial benefits at the early design stage.

LEED and WELL are two globally recognized rating systems that measure building performance across several categories. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a points based system that assesses a building’s energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. WELL (the WELL Building Standard) focuses on human health and well being, measuring factors such as air quality, daylight, acoustics, and thermal comfort. Although LEED has been around for longer, WELL has gained importance in recent years as more people become aware of the importance of indoor air quality and other factors that affect human health. LEED and WELL certifications can help improve building performance and create a

healthier, more sustainable environment for occupants.




AlfaTech has over 30 employees that are currently USGBC LEED-Accredited professional with several staff members slated to take the test soon.

AlfaTech has experience working with the following:

Photovoltaic Power Generation

Geothermal Water-Source Mechanical System

Enthalpy Wheel Energy Recovery

Non-Chemical Water Treatment

Highly Efficient Plumbing Fixtures

Solar Thermal Systems

Lab/ Hospital Energy Recovery System, including Run Around coil

Underfloor Air Distribution System

Passive Natural Ventilation.




Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts, Los Angeles, CA Twelvemonth Restaurant, Burlingame, CA Delta Products, Fremont, CA

LEED Platinum LEED Platinum

LEED Platinum, Net Zero LEED Platinum, Net Zero LEED Platinum, WELL Gold

West Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA Uber Mission Bay 1 & 2, San Francisco, CA LinkedIn, 222 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 23andMe Headquarters, Sunnyvale, CA VMWare, Wenatchee, WA [Confidential Client] Central & Wolfe Campus, Sunnyvale, CA Ohlone Community College, Health Science & Technology Center, Newark, CA University of California - Davis, Gallagher Hall, Davis, CA Station Center Family Housing, Union Center, CA YMCA PG&E Teen Center, Berkeley, CA

LEED Platinum LEED Platinum LEED Platinum LEED Platinum LEED Platinum LEED Platinum LEED Platinum LEED Platinum LEED Platinum

Glendale Pacific Park, Glendale, CA 300 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 750 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 38 Dolores Street/2001 Market, San Francisco, CA PG&E, 77 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA Uber Mission Bay 3 & 4, San Francisco, CA Uber, 200 Matilda, Sunnyvale, CA BART Headquarters, 2150 Webster, Oakland, CA LinkedIn Headquarters, Sunnyvale, CA LinkedIn, 1030 W Maude, Sunnyvale, CA eBay, Building 17, San Jose, CA Tapestry Fulfillment Center, North Las Vegas, NV Visa, 385 Sherman Ave, Palo Alto, CA Okta Headquarters, 100 First Street, San Francisco, CA Okta, 123 N Wacker, 4 th & 5 th Floor, Chicago, IL Okta, Experience Center, New York, NY Charles Schwab, Various Locations ARM Semiconductor, San Jose, CA Aruba Networks, Santa Clara, CA Proofpoint Headquarters, Pathline Park, Sunnyvale, CA CoreSite, Santa Clara, CA

LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold, WELL Platinum LEED Gold Targeting LEED Gold


Targeting LEED Gold, WELL Silver Targeting LEED Gold, WELL Silver LEED Gold, WELL Silver LEED Gold LEED Gold, WELL Platinum




Maxim Integrated Circuits, San Jose, CA Intuit, Mountain View, CA Facebook, Fort Worth, TX Facebook, Prineville, OR Equinix SV5, San Jose, CA

LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold Targeting LEED Gold

Symantec Data Center, Tucson, AZ Adobe NA1 Data Center, Hillsboro, OR Bently Heritage Distillery – Mill Building, Minden, NV Bently Heritage Distillery – Creamery Building, Minden, NV Symantec, Mountain View, CA San Francisco Public Library – Golden Gate Valley Branch, San Francisco, CA San Francisco Public Library – Park Branch, San Francisco, CA Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA College of Marin – Science, Math, Nursing Building with Central Plant, Kentfield, CA

LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Gold LEED Silver LEED Silver LEED Silver LEED Silver LEED Silver LEED Silver LEED Silver LEED Silver

College of Marin – Diamond PE Complex, Kentfield, CA College of Marin – Main Building Complex, Novato, CA Mission College, Gillmor Center, Main Building, Santa Clara, CA

University of San Francisco, Center for Science and Innovation, San Francisco, CA University of San Francisco, Center for Science and Innovation, San Francisco, CA City of Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center, Los Angeles, CA VA Building #209, Los Angeles, CA Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, San Leandro, CA Bellarmine College Preparatory High School, Sobrato Center, San Jose, CA San Jose USD, Broadway High School, Classroom Building, San Jose, CA

Sequoia UHSD, Carlmont Performing Arts Center, Belmont, CA UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Oncology Center, Santa Monica, CA Greylock Partners, Menlo Park, CA Monterey Bay Shores Eco Resort, Monterey, CA City College of San Francisco WPP, 360 Third Street, San Francisco, CA

Targeting LEED Gold Targeting LEED Gold Targeting LEED Gold

[Confidential Bank] San Francisco, CA MLK Wellness Center, Los Angeles, CA LinkedIn, 445 N. Mary, Sunnyvale, CA College of Marin – Transportation Technology Complex, Novato, CA Mission College, Health & Wellness Center, Santa Clara, CA Chabot Community College, Mathematics/Science Learning Center, Hayward, CA

College of the Desert, Student Services Center, Palm Desert, CA Riverside Community College, Norco Operations Center, Norco, CA Cerritos College, Liberal Arts/DSPS Building, Norwalk, CA

ENERGY MODELING AlfaTech provides energy modeling services to quantify the overall building energy performance to help the engineers, clients and architects understand the environmental impact on the complete building.


Title 24 Energy Modeling

LEED Energy Modeling

Early Design Analysis

• Envelop Insulation

• Glazing/Shading

• HVAC System Evaluation

PV Analysis

Thermal Comfort Analysis

Daylighting Analysis


The built environment is a complex system that can be studied in many different ways. From thermal stratification to solar exposure, our team of experts have the know how and experience with advanced computer simulations just as they provide expert studies on all qualitative aspects for architects/owners who want assistance making key decisions during early stages design process.


Case Study: A three-story 90,000 SF office building with offices, kitchen, dining, and support spaces .AlfaTech performed wholebuilding energy analysis by using IES-VE 2019, which offers dynamic thermal and energy calculations at a highly detailed level. The study analyzed energy performance and compares annual energy use and energy cost with each of the HVAC system design scenarios specified in a report, which includes an analysis of PV systems estimating potential electricity generation and total parking lot area suitable to host PV systems for each HVAC system scenario.

Title 24 Energy Analysis

LEED Energy Analysis

HVAC System Energy Analysis

PV Analysis

Daylighting Analysis

Thermal Comfort Analysis





BASE – Existing DX AC + Gas Boiler ALT 1a – New DX AC w Heat Recovery + Gas Boiler

ALT 1b – New DX AC w Heat Recovery + Air Cooled Heat Pump ALT 2a – New Air-cooled Chiller + AC w Heat Recovery + Gas Boiler ALT 2b – New Air-cooled Chiller + AC w Heat Recovery + Air Cooled Heat Pump ALT 2c – New Air-cooled Chiller + AC w Heat Recovery+ Elec Reheat ALT 3 – New Heat Recovery Chiller + Air Cooled Heat Pump ALT 4 – Connected to Campus Central Plant


DOE -Energy Consumption Characteristics of Commercial Building HVAC Systems The technical potential for energy savings is defined as the annual amount that can be saved relative to “typical new” equipm ent options. Equipment options are characterized based on their technical energy-savings potential, development status and non-energy benefits. Additionally, each one is rated for end user acceptance as well how it competes with conventional HVAC technologies in the marketplace today. (1 quad = 1 quadrillion BTU)


The DOE developed an innovative scorecard to assign a numerical score all available technologies. The five point scale is used to evaluate each metric and determine which technologies will have the greatest impact on your business. This includes an additional maturity score (development status) that has no effect on ranking but can help you decide between options more easily when looking at all of them together!

ALFATECH Case Studies

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Los Angeles, CA

Location in Los Angeles, the Lucas Museum was conceived with the bold ambition to challenge how our societies appreciate art museums. Inspired by its resolute mission, the engineering design blasted off with the vision to deliver a lasting, centenarian building in harmony with its site. The carbon zero design harnessed heat and coolth from the soil beneath the museum with over 700 vertical bores. This constituted the deep-earth, pulsating aorta of the geoexchange field. A thermally active water feature introduced the second element of nature, which increased the site’s innate cooling capacity. These features were modulated by the high -efficiency, heat recovery central plant that provided all-electric, simultaneous heating and cooling (and no gas fired boilers). Environmental quality for prime spaces – galleries, state-of-the-art theaters, and lobbies – was controlled with underfloor air distribution and radiant floors. Smart controls gently nudged temperature and ventilation parameters to adjust to visitors’ comfort. The superstructure lifted off with an exterior façade that self-shaded the thermal shell, effectively reducing cooling demand. Curved onyx glass organically traced the rooftop, which formed the solar PV field. At 365 kW capacity, the renewable energy source reduced an estimated 10-15% of the electricity demand and swung the carbon footprint negative. Ahead of its time, the Lucas Museum will open its doors as an eco- friendly, ‘net zero energy’ -ready museum that gives back more to its community than it claims.

Uber Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA

Located in San Francisco, California, Uber’s Mission Bay Headquarters is one of the most significant construction projects in San Francisco over the last 10 years. It is, to the author’s knowledge, the only high -rise with a combined radiant panel & UFAD mechanical system. The passively conditioned atria set a precedent in the City of San Francisco for energy code compliance and help reap many LEED points. Drawing on its urge to revolutionize the transportation industry, Uber is pushing the frontier with its innovative headquarters. Honored as a WELL Platinum-rated project, the Uber Global Headquarters Mission Bay 3 & 4 project features massive outdoor terraces with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, maximized daylighting, low-emitting materials, a culinary program with produce from onsite gardens, and extensive wellness spaces. As a result, Uber’s new Global Headquarter buildings 3 and 4, along with adjacent Mission Bay 1 and 2 buildings, represent one of the most significant WELL-certified project portfolios worldwide and have set the path for the next generation of healthy buildings.

Twelvemonth, Burlingame, CA

Expected to complete early 2023, the Twelvemonth Restaurant will be Zero-Net Energy and targeting LEED Platinum. Located in Burlingame, California, the plant-based vegan restaurant boasts both biophilic and sustainable design features, which include natural light, indoor greenery, an open patio with a greenhouse, significant on-site photovoltaic, and recycled water. Situated in a historic building rooted deeply in the community, the restaurant’s proprietor takes a holistic approach to locally sourcing provisions, including building materials. With the aspirations of Michelin Star Rating, we believe Twelvemonth Restaurant is poised to bring a unique brand of sustainability to fine dining and the community it serves by providing an entirely plant-based menu.

Digital Edge, Jakarta, Indonesia

Digital Edge has commenced construction on a 23MW data center in Jakarta, Indonesia, marking the company’s third site in South East Asia as it capitalizes on the region’s rapid digital transformation in the wake of the global pandemic. The data center, known as EDGE2, will be operated by PT. Ekagrata Data Gemilang. The new facility will offer 3,430 cabinets and an IT load of 23MW and is designed to cater for the growing demand for high power density applications from cloud-driven hyperscale deployments, local and international network and financial service providers. When completed in Q4 2023, the project is expected to be the largest data center in downtown Jakarta, providing much needed capacity to this fast-growing metro. In line with Digital Edge’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) strategy the data center incorporates green design principles to reduce its carbon footprint. The facility has a market leading design annualized PUE of 1.27 and will leverage Nortek’s innovative StatePoint® liquid cooling technology, making it the most energy efficient data center in the Jakarta metro. It will also utilize renewable energy solutions similar to the Renewable Energy Certificate which the EDGE1 facility recently received.

ALFATECH Smart Buildings

SMART BUILDINGS A smart building is designed and equipped with various integrated systems and sensors to enhance its operational efficiency, sustainability, security, and occupant comfort. It combines several key components, including enterprise servers, corporate networks, building technology networks, and Building Management System (BMS) gateways. The Enterprise Server is a central, powerful computer often located in an organization's data center. It's the brain of the operation, handling data from the building's systems, hosting software for advanced analytics, and offering remote access to building information.

The Corporate Network is the internal data network of a company, linking all the computers, devices, and systems used by employees. In a smart building context, it's what connects different departments and employees to the building management systems and data. The Building Technology Network is separate from the corporate network and is purpose-built to support building systems. It links sensors, control systems, and devices responsible for managing lighting, HVAC, security, and more. It keeps these systems talking to each other in real-time to optimize building operations. The BMS Gateway (Building Management System Gateway) is the translator and bridge between the building technology network and the enterprise server or corporate network. It collects data from sensors and building systems, translates it, and then sends it to the enterprise server for analysis and control. Often, BMS gateways also host the software that oversees and manages building systems, allowing remote monitoring and control of various building functions.


Reduce cost by optimizing operational and energy efficiencies

Preventive maintenance through automation

Improve health & wellness

Improve strategic facilities and space planning

Enhance employee experience/productivity

Network and sub-system level security

Consolidate building system platforms


Smart building Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices encompass a wide range of applications, including lighting systems, sensors, security cameras, and even advanced HVAC controls. This technology not only provides greater flexibility and scalability but also enables real time data collection and control, ultimately enhancing energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and overall building performance.

PoE devices are designed to draw both power and data through a single Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for separate electrical wiring and power sources. This innovation simplifies installation and significantly reduces infrastructure costs, making it an ideal solution for retrofitting existing buildings or designing new smart structures.

IP Speakers

IP Phones

IP Occupancy / Motion Sensors

IP Cameras

IP CCTV Cameras

PoE Devices

IP Access Control


Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices offer a multitude of benefits in various applications and industries. Some of the key advantages include:

Simplified Installation : PoE eliminates the need for separate power cables, reducing the complexity of installations. This not only saves time but also minimizes the cost of additional electrical infrastructure. Cost-Efficiency : PoE reduces infrastructure costs and lowers the overall installation expense. It is particularly beneficial for retrofitting existing buildings with smart technology. Flexibility and Scalability : PoE systems are highly flexible, allowing for easy reconfiguration or expansion of devices without significant rewiring. This adaptability is particularly valuable in dynamic environments where the number and placement of devices may change. Centralized Power Management : PoE devices can be centrally managed, offering control and monitoring capabilities for all connected devices from a single location. This enhances operational efficiency and simplifies troubleshooting. Improved Energy Efficiency : PoE enables intelligent power management, allowing devices to be powered down when not in use, thus reducing energy consumption and contributing to sustainability and cost savings. Enhanced Reliability : PoE networks can include redundant power sources, which ensure that devices remain operational even in the event of a power outage. This redundancy increases overall system reliability.

Safety and Reduced Fire Hazards : PoE uses lower voltages than traditional electrical systems, reducing the risk of electrical fires and making it safer for installation and maintenance. Integration with IT Infrastructure : PoE seamlessly integrates with existing Ethernet networks, allowing for data and power to be transmitted over the same cable. This simplifies network management and enhances overall efficiency. Remote Monitoring and Control : PoE devices can be controlled and monitored remotely, making it easier to manage and maintain systems from anywhere with an internet connection. Compatibility with IoT : PoE is a fundamental technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling easy connectivity and power supply for a wide range of smart devices, such as sensors, cameras, and access points. Support for VoIP and Video : PoE is commonly used in VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phones and IP video surveillance cameras, simplifying their deployment and ensuring they remain operational during power outages. Overall, PoE devices are a versatile and cost effective solution for a wide range of applications, offering convenience, efficiency, and scalability in the rapidly evolving landscape of smart buildings and IoT.

ALFATECH Project Experience

Sustainable Features include • Geothermal loop • A solar energy system • Natural ventilation • A displacement system • LED lighting • Spectrally selective glazing • Grass and native plants • Ecological ponds • EV chargers • Rainwater harvesting • Gray water system • An energy efficient HVAC system • Hydronic bidirectional heating/cooling flooring systems

Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts

Los Angeles, CA


New Construction, Core and Shell 360,000 SF Museum on 11-acre campus

high-efficiency, heat recovery central plant that provided all-electric, simultaneous heating and cooling and eliminates the need for gas fired boilers. The exterior façade self-shades the thermal shell, effectively reducing cooling demand. Curved onyxglass organically traces the rooftop which forms the solar PV field. At 365 kW capacity, the renewable energy source reduces an estimated 10 15% of the electricity demand and creates a negative carbon footprint. Smart Building design strategies increase employee comfort while maintaining energy savings, indoor air quality, and makes recommendations for customizable controls/dashboards with different levels of integration and user experiences. This includes Smart thermostats, lighting controls, smart appliances, room schedulers, automatic shades, metering data and solar PV optimizer feedback. Metering includes real time smart energy monitoring for HVAC, plug load and lighting, touchless plumbing fixtures and smart water meters and wireless monitoring. Ahead of its time, the Lucas Museum will open the doors as an eco-friendly, Net Zero Energy ready museum that gives back to the surrounding community.


Targeting NZE

AlfaTech is providing sustainable MEP engineering design, Smart Building and Low Voltage design, DAS ERRCS survey and design, Wi-Fi modeling and design for this 5-story, state-of-the-art Museum on an 11-acre campus with extensive green space which is revitalizing Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Exposition Park. The museum will feature 100,000 SF gallery space with two state of-the-art theaters, and dedicated spaces for learning and engagement, dining, retail, and events which are controlled with underfloor air-distribution and radiant floors. Sustainable design features include rainwater collection for all the irrigation needed and a large solar panel array to reduce draw on the grid. The carbon zero design harnesses heat and cooling from the soil beneath the museum with over 700 vertical bores. A thermally active water pond increases the site’s innate cooling capacity and is modulated by the

PG&E, 77 Beale Street

San Francisco, CA


Master Planning, Tenant Improvement, High-Rise 1,000,000+ SF LEED Gold

AlfaTech provided due diligence and master planning of more than 1M+ SF of corporate office space for this 32-story high-rise Class A office building. The master plan building optimization materialized with the complete renovations of the 9th and 10th floors tenant spaces. Original floor-mounted perimeter induction units (PIU) were replaced on the building’s 9th and 10th floors with high -performance 4-pipe chilled beams mounted in cloud type ceilings. Ventilation was designed to induce air overhead by way of a 4-zone, façade oriented, approach to the open office spaces. Dedicated demand/supply air side systems were extended to conference rooms. Phased Relocation and Change Management services of existing occupants, PG&E new “Balanced Work Place” office furnishings, fixtures and finishes standards upgrades. New vertical campus concept open office areas, collaboration areas, shared common area cafeterias, meeting rooms, technology, AV & communications. New cooling and electrical systems infrastructure replacement. Title-24 lighting and controls upgrades.

Awarded Savings by Design Incentive

Uber Mission Bay 1 & 2

San Francisco, CA


New Construction, High-Rise, Design-Bid-Build, Core and Shell 423,000 SF LEED Platinum / WELL Gold

The project was designed as an innovative, ultra-high performance building that focuses on an occupant-centric workplace and includes an elaborate IT infrastructure, a façade that responds to programmatic needs, an under-floor air distribution system, a two-building atria system incorporating natural ventilation, and a central treatment system for collecting graywater and rainwater. The interactions between the occupants, the buildings, and the ambient, were at the heart of the architectural and engineering systems; targeting lower environmental metrics of 1,100,000 kWh in reduced energy use and 2,100,000 gallons in reduced water use. AlfaTech provided engineering strategies and Smart Building System Matrix outlining all systems that should be included in the Intelligent Smart Building System.

Awards •

AlfaTech recently completed Uber’s new ground up innovative sustainable headquarters which is comprised of MB1 with total of 11-floors (10 floors of office space and a first-floor childcare facility) and MB2 with 7 floors of office, meeting, kitchen and dining, and welcoming/event center space connected by transparent sky bridges. AlfaTech provided design/bid/build style Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) engineering, lighting design, and Technology (low voltage, security, audio/visual) services, throughout the entire project. AlfaTech was part of the construction administration effort and served as the engineer-of-record for mechanical and electrical installations. AlfaTech assisted the architectural design team with optimizing performance by assessing various utility, façade and wind studies. Life-cycle cost analysis, energy benchmarking, and computational fluid dynamics were critical tools to inform the design effort.

ASHRAE Technology Award

2023 AIA SF Architecture Honor Award

2023 AIA Merit Award

2022 CMAA Northern California Best Project Under $100M & Project of the Year 2022 IES Illumination Award of Merit for its meritorious contribution to lighting design 2021 Best of Year winner for Tech Office 2021 Fast Company Innovation by Design Real Estate Finalist 2019 Architizer A+ Awards Winner, Unbuilt Commercial

Uber Mission Bay 3 & 4

San Francisco, CA

AlfaTech (AT) provided services comprehensive full design for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems, technology, and innovative lighting solutions for tenant improvements for Uber’s impressive new sustainable headquarters, situated within the Chase Center campus. These two impressive 11-story high-rise buildings were designed to stimulate creativity and innovation. They boast a diverse range of spaces, from vibrant collaborative areas to serene work zones. The campus offers an array of amenities designed for occupant comfort, terrace balconies, a spacious two-floor kitchen and cafeteria, as well as inviting coffee and smoothie bars. The scope encompassed additional programming features such as a library, makers' room, event lounge, conference center, training rooms, and ground-level retail spaces. Mission Bay 3 includes an expansive 11,400-square-foot wellness fitness center on the third level that includes a fully equipped gym and is further enhanced by a 4,200-square-foot exterior terrace, thoughtfully provided for employee use, enhancing the overall workplace experience. Tenant Improvement, High-Rise, Core and Shell 586,000 SF Total (MB 3: 310,000 SF/11 stories, MB 4: 276,000 SF/11 stories) LEED Gold, WELL Platinum TYPE: SIZE: ACCREDITATION:

Certifications: • WELL v2 Platinum • LEED v4 Gold • WELL Health-Safety Rating

LinkedIn, 222 2 nd Street

San Francisco, CA


Tenant Improvement, High-Rise, Design-Build 450,000 SF LEED Platinum

AlfaTech provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, technology design encompassing low voltage and audiovisual systems, and LEED fundamental and enhanced commissioning services to ensure sustainability and efficiency for LinkedIn’s new headquarters project in the heart of San Francisco SoMa district. LinkedIn, in a strategic move, brought together its R&D and sales teams, creating a unified workspace for approximately 2,250 employees for this ambitious tenant improvement project, spanning an impressive 26 stories and covering 450,000 square feet, located at 222 Second Street. The project's scope was nothing short of extraordinary, featuring a comprehensive interior build-out. Highlights include a contemporary kitchen with a spacious servery and seating area, as well as a state-of-the-art "All Hands" presentation room. Other unique spaces within the facility encompassed a UX lab, training and seminar rooms, multiple game rooms, serene library and quiet areas, an arts room, a rooftop deck lounge, inviting cafes and juice bars, and a cafeteria styled after the popular 'Eataly' concept. Notably, the project also introduced an 8,500-square-foot public lobby, a fully equipped fitness center, 2,209 square feet of ground level retail, and two levels of subterranean parking. This endeavor exemplifies innovation and transformation in the heart of a bustling urban hub.

AlfaTech/IBIS also provided Smart Building Technology Services for this project.

Awarded Saving by Design Incentive

Confidential Client, Central & Wolfe Campus

Sunnyvale, CA


Tenant Improvement, Design-Build 752,000 SF LEED Platinum

AlfaTech has provided full MEP engineering and low voltage technology design services for the tenant improvements for this confidential client. This campus consists of: three interconnected, 6-story office buildings with two levels of podium parking on the ground totaling 752,100 SF; 25,000 SF cold core and shell café building with full-service commercial kitchen with variable flow system; six-story parking garage; open and collaborative environment with furniture systems; private offices; software/light-hardware labs in buildings 1 and 2 totaling 36,000 SF; server room with cooling redundancy; fitness center and wellness center, 10,000 SF each, in office tower 1 on level 3.

Project Highlights • Private Offices • Fitness Center • Wellness Center • Open Office • Conference Rooms • Server Room • Labs

The project achieved LEED Platinum, the buildings themselves are designed to be net-zero energy ready and was awarded design incentives provided by saving by design.

Technology Design Services • Low Voltage

Visa Global HQ, Mission Rock

San Francisco, CA


Tenant Improvement, High-Rise 283,135 SF interior space, 33,000 SF of multi-level terraces and roof garden


Targeting LEED Gold

elevator lobby, a communal stairwell connecting the fourth and fifth floors, and a remarkable 1,500 square foot Innovation Center on the fifth floor. The audio-visual spaces within the building encompass an LED Video wall and audio systems in the lobby, a Security Operations Center, a game room, a tech bar, digital signage for wayfinding and common areas, multiple conference rooms accommodating 6, 10, and 20 individuals, a huddle room for four, phone rooms, a 250-capacity multipurpose room, a versatile multi function room, an all-hands overflow audio and video streaming system, a broadcast room, building-wide broadcast and audio system support, a board room, and a background music system for the outdoor terraces, restrooms, and common areas. AlfaTech is providing a Smart Building Platform with fully automated shades, new BMS sequences and occupancy/non-occupancy setpoints.

AlfaTech is providing comprehensive engineering solutions encompassing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection, as well as technology services, including low voltage and audio-visual systems, Smart Building integration, and lighting design for the tenant improvements for Visas new Global Headquarters at 1051 3rd Street, commonly referred to as Mission Rock Parcel G. This 13-story building boasts a generous 283,135 square feet of interior space and an additional 33,000 square feet allocated to multi level terraces and a roof garden. It is configured to accommodate multiple tenants, with ground-level retail shops and cafes. Notably, the majority of the building is dedicated exclusively to Visa. Visa's specific programming needs include open office spaces, conference rooms, a breakroom, Visa University facilities, an

LinkedIn Headquarters

Sunnyvale, CA


New Construction 575,300 SF


AlfaTech provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering and lighting design services for this brand-new, ground-up campus. The design of this cutting-edge office space was carefully crafted to foster an environment that promotes productivity and encourages open communication among employees and teams. This innovative campus offers a host of amenities designed to enhance the workplace experience, including a full service cafeteria known as LinkedIn's Brick & Mortar Café. It also features a state-of-the-art fitness center to promote well-being, a generously appointed game room for relaxation and recreation, a company Tech Stop to cater to technological needs, well-placed break rooms on each floor, versatile multipurpose spaces, and an abundance of open areas thoughtfully created to facilitate collaboration and spark innovation. This exceptional workplace reflects the commitment to creating an environment that nurtures both productivity and a sense of community.

LinkedIn, 445 N. Mary

Sunnyvale, CA


Tenant Improvement 113,000 SF

LEED Silver

AlfaTech provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection engineering, architectural lighting, and acoustic design for the tenant improvements for LinkedIn's 113,000-square-foot South Bay office at 445 N Mary.

Beyond traditional office spaces, the project introduced contemporary indoor and outdoor gym and fitness areas, complete with locker rooms for added convenience. A game lounge, inviting café area, bike storage facilities, and advanced building management systems were incorporated, aligning with modern workplace trends and 'Smart Building' technology to enhance efficiency and functionality. AlfaTech's contribution extended to providing essential sustainability and regulatory services, including LEED Energy Modeling, CALGreen Advisory, Title 24 Energy Modeling, and performance calculations, further emphasizing our commitment to creating environmentally conscious and high-performing workspaces. This project reflects innovation and a focus on a holistic office experience.

BART Headquarters, 2150 Webster

Oakland, CA

Tenant Improvement, High-Rise, Design-Build 244,000 SF Targeting LEED Gold


Awards •

AlfaTech provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering, lighting and technology (low voltage, audiovisual, and security) design for BART Headquarters, which is a beautiful 10-story 244,000 SF high-rise facility located in Oakland, California. The newly renovated project includes open and closed offices for 1,300 employees with other conveniences such as a community break room, conference spaces, building maintenance rooms, and other amenities such as a modest roof-top deck/workspace, with tenant-design ready ground floor street activated café and coffee shop with Plumbing, HVAC, and sprinklers stubbed to suite. BART Headquarters looks to set a standard for public transportation in the Greater Bay Area.

ENR California's 2022 Northern California Regional

Best Interior/Tenant Improvement Project

International Partnering Institute (IPI): Diamond Award for the John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year

This project is pursuing the LEED Gold Accreditation. Original retrofit was also done by AlfaTech.

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