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The new 88,740 ft2 City Hall proposed for San Diego is envisioned as a center for local governance, but also as a hub which, during an emergency, can continue to administer civic operations while acting as an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) for the area. An Essential Facility; the building will not only weather a natural or manmade disaster, but also maintain functionality in the aftermath. Most critically the project must maintain operations for 14 days during a utility outage to coordinate emergency responses while maintaining critical functions like prisoner life safety and security. During an event the building will transition to a setback mode, minimizing energy consumption by relaxing thermal comfort targets. Building systems will then draw energy from a 10,000 kWh battery system & 427 KW PV array for power and 10 kgal potable & 20 kgal non-potable water storage tanks.