Rocketship Antioch Public School

Location: Antioch, California
Owner: Rocketship Education
Architect: SLO Architects
Contractor: Hilbers Inc.
Completion Date: August 2018

Rocketship Antioch Public School is a new two-story building serving students from transitional kindergarten through 5th-grade levels. Aiming to achieve energy neutrality and pursuing the accreditation of Zero Energy Certificate, the project adopts several passive design strategies along with high performance building assemblies, equipment, and lighting. BSS assisted the design team to achieve Zero Energy Certificate through benchmark setting, energy modeling, strategy evaluation, and post-occupancy monitoring. We also helped the project to obtain the incentive from SavingByDesign program. 

Our services for the project include:

  • Building Performance Consulting
  • Zero net Energy Building Services
  • Building Performance Simulation
  • Green Building Certification
  • Incentive and Rebate Support


Albany Middle School Annex

Location: Albany, California
Albany Unified School District
SVA Architects
Rodan Builders
Completion Date: July 2018

The Albany Middle School Annex Project provides additional classrooms and space for Visual and Performing Arts performances in Albany. It is a complementary facility located in a 0.9-acre contiguous site to the existing Albany Middle School campus. The 2-story new building hosts classrooms, computer labs, drama room and other supporting spaces in approximately 21,000 square feet. The arrangement of the different modules creates a richness of intermediate spaces that extend learning activities to the outdoors. BSS joined the design-build team from the competition phase of the project. We conducted climate analysis, daylighting simulations, and energy calculations throughout the project to ensure project’s compliance of Title 24 and the Collaborative for High-Performance Schools (CHPS) verified criteria.

Our services for the project include:

  • Strategy & Planning for Sustainable Design
  • Building Performance Simulation
  • Green Building Certification
  • California Title 24 Code Compliance Consulting and Support