"Power Through Teamwork!"



Developer: Chabot Las-Positas Community College District

General Contractor: John Plane Construction

Location: 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, Ca 94545

Architect: LPA

Project Cost: $ 14.2M

Scope of Work:

The Instructional Office Building consisted of the construction of a new ground up 36,000 square foot, two- story office building, including new underground main building feeders and communication utilities, complete electrical distribution, custom light fixtures, extensive building lighting controls and site lighting. Low voltage systems included Fire Alarm, Audio Visual, Security and complete voice and data structured cabling system. Building is concrete and steel framed, with a concrete and glass exterior. Project completed in 2010. Committed to building a sustainable future, the Instructional Office Building was designed and constructed for optimized energy performance with the goal to have a low impact on the environment. The building design achieved a 69% energy reduction compared to an average office building, thus receiving an Energy Star rating of 99 (out of 100). Wilhite Electric Inc’s contribution to the superior energy efficiency of this building is with the electrical and lighting control systems. Wattstopper lighting controls featured individual room day lighting control and small zones of control based upon occupancy levels. Both features provided significantly reducing energy usage throughout the entire facility. One very complex and challenging feature to this project were two curved, LED illuminated exterior stairwell hand rails.