San Francisco, CA

The Exchange on 16th Street

Marelich Mechanical provided innovative and high-efficiency HVAC solutions for a major real estate developers latest life sciences project.

Street view of the Exchange on 16th Street life science and research building

Value Delivered

We provided complete mechanical solutions for this 750,000-square-foot building, which includes both Class A office space as well as Bio-Tech Research and Development space. 

Our team was able to adapt to major changes mid-project, including a redesign of parts of the project form office to research space, and deliver the project on schedule.

Client Objectives 

Kilroy Realty, the developer of The Exchange, needed innovative HVAC solutions for their life sciences office and research building.


For this project we:

  • Fabricated and installed over 6,500 feet of piping systems
  • Installed 85,000 pounds of prefabricated ductwork
  • Installed multiple chillers, boilers, scrubbers, and air handling units for the three-tower project
  • Helped the project receive LEED Platinum certification 
  • Helped the project realize a 19 percent reduction in energy usage due to an innovative, efficient mechanical system

Client Background

Kilroy Reality is a San Francisco based real estate company. They have over 14 million square feet of building space in their portfolio.