Vi at Palo Alto

Palo Alto, CA

Exterior of Vi at Palo Alto senior living community, dusk


GBA provided commissioning with a focus on the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems for the newly constructed 815,000-square-foot senior living facility. The community includes independent living units; a Commons Building with meeting rooms, dining facilities, library, activity rooms, and administrative areas; and a health center with assisted living units, skilled nursing units and memory support areas.


GBA’s services included:

  • Performing an energy simulation during schematic design to optimize selection of energy-consuming systems based on life cycle.
  • Observing construction and directing functional performance tests.
  • Verifying that systems were installed in accordance with design documents.
  • Providing regular tracking and resolution of commissioning issues, including deficiencies in the design, construction, and operation of equipment.
  • Verifying that operation and maintenance personnel and occupants were properly trained.
  • Retaining an independent contractor to provide balancing checks of air and water systems.

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