Rick Unvarsky Consulting Services, Inc.




Platinum Certification! RUCS was the Commissioning Authority/assisting LEED consultant for the new headquarters of the Moore Foundation in Palo Alto, CA. Services including both fundamental and enhanced commissioning services, in addition to LEED assistance and Measurement & Verification Plan development. The project consists of approximately 62,000 square foot renovation of an existing building in Palo Alto, CA. The project was MEP design-build and the engineering approach salvaged as much of the existing HVAC systems as possible. Energy upgrades included new premium efficiency motors, VFDs, DDC controls and high-tech lighting controls.

Originally, LEED-CI Gold certification was the goal. After construction was complete, however, the GBMF decided to challenge the team to reach a Platinum certification. At that time, they solicited a higher level of involvement from RUCS, requesting we join the team in strategizing and implementation of additional sustainable approaches. The project was awarded LEED platinum certification in October, 2010.