November 10, 2015 > Net Zero? No Problem! Delta Products Delivers FremontÕs 1st LEED Platinum Commercial Building
Net Zero? No Problem! Delta Products Delivers FremontÕs 1st LEED Platinum Commercial Building
By Jennifer Chen, Economic Development Coordinator
Last month, Delta AmericasÊ(Delta) opened its brand new, net-zero, LEED Platinum, building on the southwest corner of Fremont Boulevard and Cushing Parkway.
Back in 2011, Taiwan-based Delta reaffirmed its commitment to Silicon Valley and Fremont with the purchase of a 15-acre site to build an 180,000 sf building. The vision was to create a model green building that incorporates DeltaÕs renewable energy technologies into the building and showcases DeltaÕs innovative products with an interactive demonstration center for customers and visitors. The end result is a beautiful, impressive, and sophisticated new campus.
The buildingÕs most distinctive feature is invisible to most eyes, but underneath the sleek, minimalist campus is a geothermal heating and cooling system comprised of a series of looped pipes about the length of five football fields. The specialized cooling and heating systems reduce energy consumption for the building by 60 percent.
Customers, employees, elected officials, and a team of dancing lions helped celebrate the grand opening of DeltaÕs new facility.Ê Fremont is proud to have Delta in the heart of the Innovation District and applauds DeltaÕs contribution to environmental sustainability with the first of its kind green building.Ê FremontÕs greenÊ(www.fremont.gov/sustainability) building development impact fee reduction allows companies with bold green goals to execute their vision.