Pankow was the contractor on the renovation and seismic upgrade of the Downtown Berkeley YMCA. This multi-building, multi-phased project required in depth pre-planning and coordination. Pankow fast-tracked the schedule to reduce the budget and accommodate client milestones. Since this is a long-term institutional owner, this project looked at modeling the total energy and water usage to develop a comprehensive approach to design. This served as a model of Existing Building resource stewardship after completion.
Pankow was an active participant in the LEED process: helping to establish green goals, participated in the charrette development and execution and in consultant interviews, identifying green costs/rewards, and other elements.