Johnson & Johnson Irvine Campus


  • 12 Separate Buildings
    • LEED Project Management (ID+C v4 & v3 Certified, Silver & Gold)
    • CALGreen Commissioning (Cx), LEED Fundamental Commissioning (Cx), LEED Enhanced Commissioning (Cx)
    • Energy Modeling

Location: Irvine, CA

Client: Unispace
Owner: Johnson & Johnson
Building Type: Commercial Office & Headquarters

Verdical Group completed LEED Project Management, CALGreen Code Commissioning, and LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning for 12 buildings at Johnson & Johnson’s Irvine Campus. These 12 buildings, which represent over 160,000 square feet of commercial office and R&D lab space, achieved LEED v3 & v4 certifications for Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) at the Certified, Silver, and Gold levels.

Verdical Group is also currently working to achieve LEED v4 BD+C and ID+C certifications for two additional buildings on the campus.

Seagate Media Research Center 2


  • LEED Project Management (ID+C v3 Gold)

Location: Fremont, CA
Area: 403,850 square feet
Client: AlfaTech
Owner: Seagate
Building Type: Laboratory, Manufacturing Facility

The Seagate Media Research Center 2 is a large, complex laboratory, manufacturing facility, and commercial project located in Fremont, CA. The space houses more than 500 full-time employees.

The project team used highly-efficient fixtures to achieve a potable water reduction of 56%. Occupancy sensors, optimized HVAC systems, and ENERGY STAR appliances reduced energy demand (99% of appliances installed across the project were ENERGY STAR rated), while enhanced commissioning and measurement and verification helped to ensure that energy use will remain low for years to come.

Materials selection and disposal was a key component of onsite sustainability; indeed, 77% of onsite-generated construction waste was diverted from landfills, 15% of the total building materials (by value) were manufactured using recyclable materials, and 94% of wood-based materials used were FSC Certified. Reducing the total amount of virgin materials used and waste generated was important to the project team and reflects an overarching reduction in environmental impact.

Environmental quality was protected during construction, pre-occupancy, and during occupancy through low-emitting adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings, flooring systems, and systems furniture and seating. The building was also designed to maximize thermal comfort. Bicycle storage and changing rooms are provided onsite to incentivize alternative modes of transit.