Date: Started 2015, Completed 2021

Size: 513,000 ft² (5 Buildings)

Location: Mountain House, California, U.S.A.

Sustainability Rating: BREEAM International New Construction

Services Provided: Sustainability (BREEAM) Consulting and Assessor Services, Energy Modeling

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SOCOTEC advised and assessed the first BREEAM International New Construction (INC) project in the US.

SOCOTEC is one of only a handful of companies in the U.S. with a BREEAM INC Assessor, John Amatruda. After a successful assessment of the first BREEAM INC project in Japan in 2018, SOCOTEC was awarded this multiple-building industrial campus in northern California. 

The Mountain Technology Center is a new building complex that consists of five Core & Shell light-industrial/warehouse structures with a total area of over 500,000 gross square feet. SOCOTEC provided initial consulting services to the Developer and Project Design/Build Team to assist them in pursuing a “Pass” rating under the United Kingdom’s Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (“BREEAM”) International 2016 New Construction rating system. SOCOTEC’s green team provided credit analysis and criteria clarifications to help the Project team define their direction for BREEAM certification, while our energy team provided energy modeling and efficiency recommendations, including tenant mandates. 

SOCOTEC also provided the required BREEAM Assessor services, which entailed a detailed review of the evidence provided by the Project team to validate each credit claimed toward the certification. Our expertise and problem-solving abilities were critical in helping the design/build team navigate the unfamiliar aspects of the BREEAM program (including wood sourcing and construction energy use tracking), and ensured a successful outcome.

The Mountain Technology Center completed its Assessment in November 2021 and is the first project in the United States to achieve a rating under BREEAM International 2016 New Construction.  The Project was submitted under the BREEAM “Similar Buildings” option, which resulted in one certification for the entire campus.

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