On track to become one of California’s greenest office buildings, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s new headquarters recently received LEED Platinum Certification, and has been designed as a NetZero Energy facility. The building is a physical manifestation of the Foundation’s long-term commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the world.
“The equipment we installed and the design we used at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation goes beyond the traditional role of a systems integrator working with an integrated control system in a corporate presentation environment,”
“We have blended the Audio Video systems with building integration as the Foundation strives to be more energy efficient. It’s important that all of the systems interact in a planned and efficient way. Through our design and use of state-of-the-
ICS worked with Redwood Electric Group to install video conferencing systems in six of the building’s nine conference rooms, with audio conferencing installed in the other three conference rooms. The video conferencing systems were part of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s commitment to reduce travel and commuting.
ICS also installed energy-saving Audio Video systems, including a control system integrated with multiple disciplines to maximize the building’s usability and minimize its energy use. The control system program was structured to efficiently manage devices that consume electrical power. The control systems automatically turn off Audio Video systems and lighting when the systems are not in use. Automated lights are integrated with window shade controls.
The teleconferencing rooms use Cisco/Tandberg C50 video conferencing systems and Crestron DigitalMedia™
ICS installed wireless wall mounted touch panels from Crestron throughout the space, which provide the users an ability to launch presentations and adapt systems to extend Audio Video coverage into overflow spaces or to change a room set up when the space needs to be divided.
ICS installed Crestron’s room scheduling system, Roomview®, which makes it easy for users to view scheduled meetings or reserve rooms using Outlook. Each conference room is equipped with a wall-mounted touch screen that details the committed room schedule or usage. Staffers can use the touch screen to view the room’s schedule or make a reservation. ICS also installed Crestron’s Fusion RV™ software, which reports what is going on in each room and tracks room usage statistics.
About Integrated Communication Systems (ICS)
ICS (Integrated Communication Systems), www.ics-integration.com, is an audio video and fire alarm systems contractor and integrator serving Fortune 500 companies in Silicon Valley, offering a comprehensive range of integration services. ICS specializes in audio visual systems and Fire Alarm systems and also provides expertise within the educational arena in PA/Clock/Paging/
The ICS client roster includes many of the leading tech and business firms in Silicon Valley, along with a wide array of public sector clients. Contact information for their office in San Jose is 408.491.6000. Follow ICS on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.