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Brightworks manages over one hundred projects throughout the US and overseas with construction value of several billion dollars. Our work includes large infrastructure-scale and master plan projects, university and corporate campuses and stand-alone building projects of all types and sizes.

Cisco Childcare and Life Connections Center


Certified LEED Gold

The Cisco Childcare and Life Connection center in San Jose, California, provides clinic, childcare and fitness services to employees at the Cisco Campus. The project saves more than 40 percent of water use below the EPAct plumbing code, more than 25 percent lighting power density below the ASHRAE baseline, and achieved all of the low-emitting materials LEED points for non-toxic paints, coatings, carpet, composite wood and systems furniture.

Because of the unique nature of the facility, the design team focused on creating a healthy indoor environment, so an emphasis was placed on carbon dioxide monitoring, all non-toxic finishes, and daylighting wherever possible; skylights bring in as much light as possible in common spaces. The building is accessible via public transportation (the VTA lightrail system) and bus lines, which help reduce the carbon impact of building staff and visitor transportation. The project is a landmark facility for Cisco Systems for its unique programming, educational capacity and outreach.