City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Chinatown North Beach Campus
1 Building(s)   193,032 sq ft.   New Construction   LEED Gold

Educating over 100,000 students each year, the City College of San Francisco is the largest community college district in the country and the Chinatown North Beach Campus is the newest addition to their portfolio of campuses. The Fourteen story building is not only an architecturally stunning addition to San Francisco’s China Town District, but also includes complex mechanical systems designed to enhance learning and provide comfortable conditions throughout the space.


With a goal of achieving “LEED Gold” the project team chose Syserco as their partner to expand the college’s existing district-wide Alerton Energy Management & Control System into this new building. Syserco was selected because of its long history of service and support for CCSF, its experience providing control solutions for other Higher Education facilities and its successful track record of LEED-certification.


The control system installed on this project included thousands of physical and virtual points and the integration of multiple sub-systems. To reduce operating costs, the controls for the new China Town Campus are fully integrated with the district’s central Alerton EMCS Server located miles away at the main campus. This integration allows facilities personnel to access any of the multiple buildings and/or campuses from any location in the city.


Overall, Syserco’s involvement on the project and the Alerton EMCS system, installed to control and monitor the high rise, helped the project team achieve a LEED Gold certification and dramatically reduced operating costs.



Built-Up Penthouse VAV AHU 
Building Exhaust and Transfer Fans 
VAV Kitchen Exhaust System 
(2) Variable Flow Heating Hot Water Systems 
Chilled Water System, Heat Exchange System, and Condenser Water System 
Room CO2 Monitoring for Demand Control Ventilation 
Multiple Building-Wide Reset Sequences 
Electrical System Monitoring, including:
• Generator via Modbus RTU
• Fuel Oil System
• Power Consumption via Modbus RTU

Integrated Lighting Systems 
Monitoring of multiple Plumbing Systems 



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