Call for Energy Innovators
ProspectSV and our partners held a Call for Innovators from August – Sept. 30, 2016 to discover pre-commercial products and solutions from global clean technology innovators for energy efficiency, energy recovery, and renewable energy solutions for potential inclusion in two state-funded demonstrations in San Francisco, CA. The call serves as a unique opportunity for emerging technologies to be included into a project demonstration and will offer valuable feedback from our professional team of designers and engineers. We searched globally for partners to meet significant challenges in two very different projects:
This four-year, $3.6M project funded by the California Energy Commission will target one of the “final frontiers” in California’s goal towards a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) future: grocery stores. The project will design and retrofit an existing Whole Foods Market in San Francisco, CA into the world’s first zero net energy (ZNE) grocery store. As part of the project we will be targeting new products and technologies to bring into our design with the goal to “design for scale.” Project partners include Whole Foods Market, Arup, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and the City of San Francisco Department of Environment.
Additional detail on MarketZero available here.
A four-year $3.8M effort funded by the California Energy Commission will convert the William Penn Hotel (a historic, mixed-use building with low-income housing) into a showcase of innovative Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building design. The site includes a theater, offices and housing for ninety-one, low-income residents — including many formerly homeless and at-risk adults. The project is seeking innovative solutions and products to address a high-density urban housing environment in a high performance building. Project partners include Chinatown Community Development Center, RMW Architects, Integral Group, National Renewables and Energy Laboratory, and the San Francisco 2030 District.
Additional details on InnovateNetZero available here.
|Aug 10, 2016||Release and distribution of RFI|
|Sept 1, 2016||Deadline to submit questions|
|September 30, 2016||Deadline for submissions|
|Early-Oct. 2016||Finalist Notification & Interviews (as necessary)|
|Late-Oct. 2016||Announcement of Recommended Product Teams|
|Nov. 2016||Design Review for MarketZero|
|Q4 2016||Design Review for InnovateNetZero|
|Q1 2017||Design Completion (both projects)|
|Q3 2017 – Q2 2018||Construction phase (both projects)|