Net Zero Energy Utility
I am working on a curtain wall design for SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) new Corporate Yard. This is an ambitious Green project by a very responsible public agency. The design intent is to create a Net Zero Energy facility that will serve as a maintenance center and office building for the Sacramento Area.
My team at BISEM Inc will use our BISEM Wall system to reduce the U-Value of the Curtain Wall system. Focus Wall can achieve a U-Value as low as 0.18BTU/(h °F ft²), which is 5 times better than most Curtain Wall systems. It also creates a perfectly transparent glass wall that will be as energy efficient as a brick and mortar wall.
The second sustainable attribute for our building envelope design, is a Building Integrated Photovoltaic Curtain Wall. This wall is actually Run By The Sun, and creates DC electric current in the vertical wall of the office building.
All design, engineering, and fabrication of these systems are done in an Energy-plus manufacturing facility in Sacramento CA.