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In the News

ADC Wins VA Northern CA IDIQ

Advance Design Consultants is pleased to announce it has a 5 year contract with the United States of Veterans Affairs Northern California District. ADC will be serving VA Medical Facilities in Mather, Sacramento and Martinez. We look forward to providing these facilities with quality engineering, and strengthening our partnership the the United States Department of Veterans Administration.

Celebrating 30 Years of Business

October 2014 marked the 30th Anniversary of Advance Design Consultants. 30 years ago, Lorenzo Rios founded ADC with the hopes of creating a leading engineering firm that would epitomize “Excellence, Passion and Experience.” Today, Advance Design Consultants has done just that, serving a loyal and growing clientele from the federal, municipal, high-tech, bio pharmaceutical and mission critical industries. In the rapidly changing environment of Silicon Valley, Advance Design Consultants has successfully adapted throughout these 30 years, always keeping our clients at the forefront of all decisions. We thank you for your support for the past thirty years, and we are excited for what the next 30 years have in store for us!


Advance Design Consultants Wins VA IDIQ Contract

In September 2014, Advance Design Consultants was notified they were one of 8 A/E firms selected for a IDIQ contract for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in San Francisco and Palo Alto. This historic win will allow Advance Design Consultants to continue its service to the Veterans Affairs administration for the next five years, and enable ADC to provide quality engineering services to those who served our country. ADC is thrilled to be given the opportunity to strength it’s partnership with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Administration.

Advance Design Consultants launches new website and social media streams.

January 10, 2013 – Advance Design Consultants, Inc. announced the launch of their new website and social media streams on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Twitter to begin 2013 with an emphasis on client engagement and industry outreach.  The new website features updated services, news, company history, market experience, and projects as well as a new look-and-feel to complement the firm’s brand identity and innovative focus.  With the launch of a social media presence, ADC’s Vice President of Business Development and Planning, Renato O’Neal, hopes to offer additional mediums in which people can stay engaged and connected to the firm’s ongoing projects, activities and philanthropic initiatives.

“The launch of our social media presence has come at the perfect time for ADC.  Our clients are more engaged than ever and social media streams will allow our network and the community at large to connect with ADC in new, and meaningful ways that enhance our brand and identity,” says Mr. O’Neal. “We will be sharing industry insights, event photos, community outreach achievements, team member profiles, project highlights, and company news with our followers and look forward to connecting in a relevant and dynamic way.”

The new Advance Design Consultants, Inc. website can be found and new social media links are available on the home page.  ADC officially launched the website on January 2, 2013.

ADC on Facebook
ADC on LinkedIn
ADC on Google Plus
ADC on Twitter

ADC supports Santa Clara Rotary Club’s Mission City Family Fun Run Benefiting Local Youths in Our Community.

ADC supported the Mission City Family Fun Run, May 6, 2012 hosted by the Rotary Club of Santa Clara.  The 1K or 5K run held at California’s Great America in Santa Clara, had over 750 participants from local corporations, businesses and organizations all running to support local youths in our community.  Each year, the Santa Clara Rotary Club uses the run proceeds to provide shoes and books to children as well as community grants and up to sixteen scholarships a year to local students.  In its fourth year, the event proved to be a bigger success than ever with more participation, larger sponsorships and more donations than ever.  ADC looks forward to continuing our long-standing support of the Rotary Club and watching as the youths of our community benefit from the Club’s programs and outreach as a result of the funds raised during this inspiring event.

Santa Clara Weekly Article
Mission City Family Fun Run 2012 Event Flyer
Santa Clara Rotary Club Website

Fenwick & West LLP’s Data Center is recognized by Acterra’s Business Environmental Awards as Sustainable Built Environment Small Project of the Year in 2012.

Advance Design Consultants is pleased to announce the success of their recent cutting-edge Green Data Center design for client Fenwick & West LLP.  Acterra’s awards are one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s oldest and most prestigious environmental recognition programs and receipt of the Sustainable Built Environment Small Project award is an acclaimed honor.  “We are proud to be receiving this highly selective and prestigious award from Acterra based on the green design and operation of our server room,” said Fenwick Chief Information Officer Matt Kesner. “Fenwick built the first LEED Platinum-certified server room at a law firm. It features 300 virtual servers and uses a combination of water cooling and outside air cooling that have reduced our electrical consumption by 70%.”

Video Tour of Fenwick’s Green Data Center
Fenwick & West LLP’s Press Release
Acterra BEA Awards Program & Award Winner Overview

eBay Announces Finalists for eBay Data Center Design Competition.

When eBay announced a design competition for a new modular data center at its campus near Salt Lake City, it was flooded by 68 entries. On Friday eBay said it has narrowed the field to five finalists for the new facility, known as Project Quicksilver, which will build upon the designs implemented in eBay’s first modular project in Phoenix, Arizona.

Video of eBay’s Director of Mission Critical Engineering Talks About Project Quicksilver RFP Process
Article by Data Center Knowledge
Data Center Pulse – Project Quicksilver Information

PG&E Integrated Demand-Side Management Technical Support Services Contract Awarded to ADC.

PG&E Integrated Demand-Side Management Technical Support Services Contract Awarded to ADC.

ADC was selected by PG&E after a competitive bid phase to perform Integrated Demand Side Management (IDSM) as the Dedicated Technical Support Team (DTST).  This opportunity has allowed ADC to provide comprehensive energy audits for businesses which are participating in theMore Than a Million (MTM)program initiated by PG&E, helping those Silicon Valley companies to improve their building(s)’ efficiency and sustainability through detailed analysis of their existing building infrastructure.  ADC on behalf of PG&E continues to provide these services resulting in recommendations for mechanical and electrical system improvements that maximize existing infrastructure and provide for continued operational efficiency and energy reduction for PG&E’s commercial client participants.

American Council for Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) White Paper on PG&E Program
EnergyStar PG&E MTM Program Case Study
PG&E’s Energy-Savings Rebates, Incentives & Resources
PG&E’s Demand Response Video

Re-designed website for the Silicon Valley Chapter of IFMA (International Facilities Management Association) wins the Award of Excellence for Web Communications with ADC’s support, hard work and design expertise.

As Chair and Co-Chair of the Marketing-Communications Committee of IFMA-SV in 2010, Renato O’Neal, VP of Business Development and Planning for ADC, and Morgan Simunovich, teamed with industry leaders including Julie O’Loughlin now of J Consulting and the GROW organization, and John Hackett now of Magna Partners, to design and build a revolutionary new website for the non-profit industry organization to replace their existing dated site.  The website was modernized with new technology, an updated brand identity, upgraded communications outreach features, social media integration and a consistent relevant design. The site won IFMA’s internationally recognized Award of Excellence (AOE) for Web Communications in 2010 deeming it the best chapter website globally among 128 chapters in 97 countries.

IFMA-SV Newsletter Article
IFMA AOE Nomination Form & Selection Criteria
IFMA-SV New Website

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