San Ysidro Land Port of Entry

San Diego, CA
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Designed to be the port of the future, the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry sets a new standard for high-performance buildings

 

  • PV arrays on building roofs integrated with a geo-exchange system and central utility plant
  • Membrane bioreactor to treat wastewater for reuse and a rainwater collection system
  • Accommodation for 34 lanes of traffic
  • 200,000-square-foot administrative and operations facility
  • 110,000 square‐feet of primary and secondary vehicle inspection canopy
  • New northbound and southbound connection to Mexico’s planned El Chaparral Land Point of Entry
  • Ancillary buildings for the department of homeland security

Setting a new standard for high-performance buildings, the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry surpasses goals not only for the enhanced processing of visitors and increased security measures but for sustainability targets set by the United States General Service Administration (GSA).

O’Brien360 worked with Miller Hull Partnership and GSA during the master planning phase consulting on attaining LEED Platinum® certification on all three project phases under the LEED 2009 rating system and using the LEED Application Guide for Multiple Buildings and Campuses. Incorporated in the campus approach to the project are a series of PV array’s on building roofs integrated with a geo-exchange system and central utility plant, a membrane bioreactor to treat wastewater for reuse and a rainwater collection system.

We helped the team map out how to apply these system wide solutions to individual building applications for LEED in a way that recognized the strengths and achievements of the project. We continued with the project assisting in with the Platinum certification for Phase 1 and advising teams working on Phases 2 and 3 which are also pursuing Platinum.

The project, completed in December of 2019, includes accommodation for 34 lanes of traffic—each with two stacked inspection booths, a 200,000-square-foot administrative and operations facility, 110,000 square‐feet of primary and secondary vehicle inspection canopy, a new northbound and southbound connection to Mexico’s planned El Chaparral Land Point of Entry facility, and ancillary buildings for the Department of Homeland Security.