California Independent Systems Operator (CAISO) Iron Point Headquarters

Project overview

The California ISO (CAISO) new headquarters facility was a very important project for our client and a good example of using local resources and achieving the highest level of energy efficiency. Originally designed as a LEED Gold project, at the recommendation of the Vanir project team, a photovoltaic energy system was added and the facility achieved LEED Platinum status.

Vanir worked closely with the entire team to provide the best project management services possible, delivering this state-of-the-art complex ahead of schedule and under budget. The headquarters operates as a reliable and secure building to serve California’s energy needs—it includes an operations complex, a conference and training center and a three-story corporate headquarters.

Your team was very responsive to the ISO’s needs and worked throughout the project in a highly collaborative manner. Particularly noteworthy, was how the Vanir team worked so well with the Clarke Design-Build team and that collaboration was instrumental in keeping the project ahead of schedule and well under budget.

– Steve Berberich, CEO, California Independent System Operator (CAISO)


LEED Platinum Certified | 2011 CMAA Northern California, Building of the Year | DBIA Western Pacific Region, Excellence Award | AIA Central Valley, Merit Design Award | 2011 WCCC Chairman’s Award

Folsom, California
California Independent System Operator Corporation

Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects


Clark Design/Build of California

Square Footage
278,000 SF
Construction Cost
$118.6 Million
Completion Date