Pantry provides instant access to fresh food through an RFID-enabled, cloud-based software and hardware platform. Its network of swipe, grab, and go kiosks has allowed food producers to sell their fresh food autonomously across the US to a growing list of workplaces, hospitals, universities, and hotels. In 2016 Pantry was acquired by Byte, a food distributor, to focus on local sourcing and regional expansion.
Pantry's investors included Cowboy Ventures, Arsenal Ventures, Menlo Ventures, 500 Startups, and Lemnos Labs.
I was the building simulation manager for the renovation and conversion of the historical Levi’s building to accommodate the new building expansion of the San Francisco Friends School. The existing building was built in 1913 and is a type IV wood frame building totaling 87,921 gross square feet with three floors above ground. The historical building is comprised of wood siding, a pitched roof in the central core, and large double hung windows on all four exposures. The building is well serviced by natural daylight at the perimeter of the building. A primary goal of the project was to meet the program requirements for the school while reducing site impact through the use of natural resources and site layout. Mechanical and electrical systems were designed with energy efficiency as the driving objective. The CFD study I performed justified the use of a thermal tower ventilation strategy. Sustainable building practices also focused on passive building systems, such as radiant heating/cooling, and natural daylight. The site's sustainable features and elements resulted in 17.3% greater performance than the Title 24 baseline and the 2009 Energy + Sustainability Design Award.