SunpowerLocation: San Jose, CA
Size: 120,000 sf
Architect: VDT Architects
As its name suggests, SunPower stands out for advanced solar solutions that help individuals, businesses and utilities use fewer fossil fuels and emit less greenhouse gasses. The company employs more than 6,000 people worldwide and maintains facilities in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. To accommodate growth, SunPower recently relocated its headquarters to an existing campus in San Jose, California. The three structures on the SunPower campus were renovated with the goal of achieving LEED Gold certification for commercial interiors. Home to 500 employees, the three refurbished buildings contain over 500 workstations and private offices.
SunPower had challenged their architect and suppliers to deliver a headquarters that would showcase the company’s innovative technologies and its commitment to sustainable business development. Teknion’s District product contributed to creating a high-performance work environment that also helped SunPower to earn LEED credits and achieve LEED-CI Gold certification. SunPower also selected Teknion dna modular lounge seating to create informal collaborative areas throughout the facility. Like District, dna offered a very contemporary, yet classic look, plus the opportunity to use different upholstery colors to identify departmental neighborhoods. dna satisfied the customer’s functional and aesthetic requirements across the board.