Nvidia’s impressive California HQ consists of two major construction projects — Endeavour, completed in 2018, and Voyager which opened in 2022.
In their 2022 sustainability report, Nvidia notes that both projects were built to LEED gold certification standards. Endeavour was designed with high levels of energy efficiency at its heart. Features such as underfloor air distribution, air and waterside economizers and smart lighting systems all contribute to its acclaimed sustainability.
Voyager’s 750,000-square-foot site incorporates biophilic design and an external trellis that houses 390 KW of solar panels. Natural light is also utilized as the main light source throughout the day, which reduces reliance on electric lighting by an estimated 40%.
The intense summer heat of Santa Clara is accounted for in the surrounding green areas that are filled with drought-tolerant trees and connected to a reclaimed water feed.
LEED Rating: Gold – 64