The Second Building in the World to Achieve LEED Platinum v4 Certification is One Sansome Street in San Francisco
- Sep 25, 2014
By Alex Girda, Associate Editor
After the recent LEED Gold certification awarded to one of the city’s best known office towers, namely 75 Hawthorne (more on that here), another major asset has been awarded with a green certificate by the United States Green Building Council. One Sansome Street is now the first building in San Francisco to achieve LEED Platinum v4 certification, the highest level of certification made available by the Council. The building is also only the second property worldwide to be awarded with v4 certification.
Currently under the ownership of Barker Pacific Group, the office tower totaling 611,000 square feet of net leasable space was originally developed in 1983, according to real estate data provider PropertyShark.com. The property previously received LEED Gold-level certification from the USGBC in 2010. The owner continued to bring improvements to the property’s systems in order to increase energy efficiency and reduce the amount of waste produced by the building. The changes mean that the 41-story office building now has a solid waste diversion rate of more than 78 percent, with 75 percent being the minimum level required for exemplary performance, rentv.com writes. The building’s tenant roster includes Citigroup, The British Consulate, Lennar, iStar Financial, Konica Minolta and State of California – Department of Corporations.
In terms of building maintenance, sustainable products and materials are used, as per owner and property manager Barker Pacific Group’s policy. The company has an extensive history with environmentally friendly policies, being named Green Business of the Year by the Novato Chamber of Commerce in 2013. The building’s scorecard on the United States Green Building Council’s website shows that One Sansome Street was rated with 80/110 in the review process for its Plantinum-level certification.
Image courtesy of barkerpacific.com