Research and Development District

Project

Research and Development District

Laboratory / Tech / Science

San Diego , CA | 2024

  • 1.7M GSF
  • 1 Company
  • 1 Professional

About

The Research and Development District (RaDD) is downtown San Diego’s newest life science mixed-use development. Sitting on eight acres and occupying six city blocks, San Diego’s Research and Development District will represent the largest urban commercial waterfront site along California’s Pacific coast, once complete. This dynamic urban life science campus will feature a mix of mid-rise buildings, a 17-story tower, ground-floor retail, restaurants, and a public paseo, all activated by roof decks and green space for the community to enjoy.

All RaDD buildings will be carbon neutral during operations, utilizing all-electric base building equipment combined with sourcing 100% renewable power from San Diego Community Power. 

Project Owner

IQHQ

Is the project achieving or targeting net zero energy?

Achieving

Is the project Net Zero or Net Zero Ready?

Net Zero

Project Size in GSF

1.7M

Category of height

High-Rise

Percent site energy savings

33%

Percent site energy savings vs. stretch code baseline or vs. LEED baseline if stretch code not applicable.

How is the building all-electric for heating?

Air-source Heat Pump

Is the service hot water all-electric?

Yes

What is the primary system type for domestic hot water?

Electric resistance storage

On-site renewable energy

1%

Is the owner purchasing off-site renewable energy to offset all electricity consumption?

Yes

The construction cost difference from "conventional" to being net zero "ready" (including incentives) for this building is

>1% to 3%

Site EUI

110.0 kBtu/sf/year

Net Site EUI

109.0 kBtu/sf/year

What is the climate zone for this project?

3C Warm Marine

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Project Team

  • BR+A

    In Business Since 1975

    3.9M GSF

    14 Projects

    3 Professionals

Plumbing Engineering
  • BR+A

    In Business Since 1975

    3.9M GSF

    14 Projects

    3 Professionals

Mechanical Engineering
  • BR+A

    In Business Since 1975

    3.9M GSF

    14 Projects

    3 Professionals

Energy Engineering
  • BR+A

    In Business Since 1975

    3.9M GSF

    14 Projects

    3 Professionals

  • Jacob Knowles

    Director of Sustainable Design

    3.9M GSF

    12 Projects

    24 Years Experience

Electrical Engineering
  • BR+A

    In Business Since 1975

    3.9M GSF

    14 Projects

    3 Professionals