VF Outdoor is a 15 acre waterfront office campus that integrates the company’s global environmental goals with its sustainable landscape design. Landscape strategies include stormwater infiltration gardens from roof and site flow, climate responsive and bio-diverse plant palette suited to coastal setting and water conservation, protection of the Alameda watershed, reduction in waste, ipm, and organic soil vitality throughout the campus setting. An innovation point was for the “salad farm” or edible garden that also connects people with their food via the cafeteria and the employee green team program. The project also includes a solar farm and wind harvesting.
Harbor Bay Business Park, Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda CA
Alameda Waterfront Development Investors
Bay Friendly Rater
373,812 sq ft
Grounds Open To Public?
Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape Score
Bay-Friendly Landscape Highlights
- Edible garden
- Group plants by water requirements and sun exposure, and select plant species appropriate for the water use within the zone
- Low energy fixtures for all site lighting
- Solar panels installed on entire site
- Saves 954,418 gallons of water per year and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by between 65.29 - 169.28 tons of CO2e over the life of the project