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Clif Bar Headquarters

Clif Bar Headquarters | Emeryville, California

The Clif Bar Headquarters transformed a World War II valve manufacturing facility into a workplace haven for the outdoor enthusiasts at Clif Bar. This was one of the first buildings to comply with California's new energy efficiency standards, the toughest in the nation. It includes the first “smart” solar array in North America over 500 kWh, providing 100% of the office electricity. Clif Bar provides all employees with 30 minutes of paid time to exercise each day, and its Cool Commute program has also helped 42 employees purchase hybrid or biodiesel cars, raising their fuel efficiency.

Project Scope

As an adaptive reuse LEED Platinum project, it features an open office working environment, onsite childcare, a theater space, a café and an employee wellness area with a yoga room, dance studio, weight room, bouldering wall, shower/locker facilities and access to five onsite fitness trainers, two massage rooms and a hair salon.

The 2-story open office is flooded with natural light, and four interior gardens deliver bright sunlight, fresh air and rain to the plants and greenery inside. These courtyards and a series of living walls subdivide work areas, while at the same time providing beauty, inspiration and a physical connection to the outdoors.