New Visions in Architecture: SFPUC New LEED Platinum Headquarters Building
Ed Harrington, Recently Retired General Manager, SFPUC
Considered to be one of the greenest buildings in the nation, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's 525 Golden Gate headquarters is considered an exemplary model for the future of sustainable office buildings throughout the world. A candidate for LEED Platinum rating, the new building features solar panels on the roof, vertically stacked wind turbines on the front, and onsite biological sewage treatment and water recycling. It has an innovative post-tension system and shear walls running through the building for immediate protection during an earthquake. In addition to an onsite childcare center and cafe, there are electrical vehicle charge stations, bicycle parking and locker rooms, and individual air comfort controls at workstations for over 900 employees in this Class A office building. Please join Harrington for a look at and discussion of this amazing building, destined to be a 21st-century San Francisco landmark.
MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Ann Clark