Photo Credit: Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects

California Independent Systems Operator Iron Point Headquarters

Project overview

Vanir provided project management services to deliver the new Iron Point headquarters for California Independent Systems Operator (CAISO). This was a very important project for our client and demonstrated the use of local resources and attaining the highest standards of energy efficiency. Originally designed as a LEED Gold project, our team’s recommendation led to the addition of a photovoltaic energy system which elevated the facility to 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, 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

Design-Build Architect: Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects


Design-Build Contractor: Clark Design/Build of California

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