Bloom Energy – Staples Center Fuel Cell

Project Bloom Energy – Staples Center Fuel Cell
Location Los Angeles, CA
Client Bloom Energy
Architect Salas O’Brien 
Market Industrial, Green, Advanced Technology, Special Projects
Scope The Bloom Energy Staples Center project involved the installation of alternate energy source boxes at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. This project included building the foundation of an elevated platform to accommodate the Bloom Energy fuel cells over an existing underground service entrance. Work included necessary ancillary equipment, water, natural gas, mechanical and electrical connections to the building infrastructure and existing utilities. The 500,000 watt fuel cell project has the potential to reduce STAPLES Center’s carbon emissions by 2.2 million pounds of carbon annually, a 39% reduction. The new platform was built over the existing underground entrance to the Staple Center along Chick Hearn Drive. Safety, coordination with surrounding establishments and Staples Center management, as well as City officials were key in a high profile location. The sustainable impact of this project drew Vice President Al Gore to the opening event to speak notably of the benefits of projects like these to the future and to “Flip the Switch”.

Commercial Real Estate Awards
2016 Best Sustainable Project, Gold Award, Los Angeles Business Journal