Meeting/Event Information

SD ASHRAE/USGBC Joint Facility Tour: February 14th

February 14, 2017
11:30 AM PST to 1:30 PM PST
 Add to Calendar

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
9850 Distribution Ave.
San Diego, CA 92121

SDGBC logo






Location: 9850 Distribution Ave., San Diego, CA 92121


What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with Taco Tuesday and a tour of the San Diego Food Bank's revolutionary facility? In addition, our friends from San Diego USGBC who had a helping hand in the Food Bank's design will be joining us, and our very own ASHRAE member and Refrigeration Chair, Ron Amberger, will be presenting on modern-day refrigeration technology.


ps- The refrigeration rooms can be chilly, so please bring a jacket!


To thank the San Diego Food Bank for opening their faciltiy to us, ASHRAE San Diego has developed our very own "VFD"... That's right, a Virtual Food Drive! They have graciously created our own fundraising webpage, and we have set a fundraising goal of $500. Check it out... no lugging cans around or waiting in grocery checkout lines, it's all online! (SEE ATTACHED FLYER & PASS ALONG!)


About the facility:

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 22 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank serves, on average, 370,000 people per month in San Diego County.

Project & Facilities Director, Will McHenry, will be leading us on a tour of the facility's breakthrough technology and design, which has earned it all kinds of recognition throughout the county and beyond. The facility is currently "Pending LEEDv4 O+M Certification."

San Diego USGBC board members will be present to talk about some of the techniques they used in helping the Food Bank achieve their ultra-low EUI and EnergyStar designation.


Here are some of the notable building highlights of the Food Bank:

  • Built in 1984  
  • 91,000 square feet  
  • EnergyStar Certified with a score of 95  
  • 156 kW peak demand  
  • 350 kW of Solar panels on roof  
  • Skylighting incorporated into roof  
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Using "Viking Cold" phase-change refrigeration technology for food storage  
  • Cloud-based DDC building automation system
  • Onsite composting for net zero waste