Kaiser Geary MOB

Project Name

Kaiser Geary MOB


Kaiser Permanente


San Francisco, California

Market Sector

Building Size

260,000 sf

Project Completion


Construction Type

Therma-Fuser System Configuration


  • Honorable Mention, National ASHRAE Technology Award, 2004


  • MEP: Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers

Acutherm Manufacturer’s Rep

Norman S. Wright Co.

Project Description

The Kaiser Geary new high-rise ambulatory care center is tailored to the concept of a “one-stop shop” for clinical services.  This 8-story high rise was built using thermally-powered VAV diffusers as the basis of design.

Program areas include 150 physician/healthcare provider offices, outpatient surgery, special procedures areas, cancer center, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, cafeteria, three-story entrance lobby and atrium, and five-story underground parking garage. This project, with a variety of spaces from wide open areas to fully enclosed offices alike, demonstrates how medical office buildings in particular can benefit from the Therma-Fuser™ VAV System.

The building’s energy usage is 27% percent below California’s 1998 Title-24 energy standard, with the air handling system alone at 53% below Title-24.

Therma-Fuser Systems have also been applied to many other Kaiser buildings.