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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters -San Francisco, CA, USA

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Building: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters
Location: San Francisco, California

Address: 525 Golden Gate
Completion Date: July 2012
Architect: KMD / Stevens + Associates 
Structural Engineer: SOHA Engineers-Tipping Mar
General Contractor: Webcor

Size: 13-story Class A office building.

Area: 277,500 square feet

Cost: $190 million

AE Interests: An integrated, hybrid solar array and wind turbine installation can generate up to 227,000 kWh/year or 7% of the building’s energy need. The building features a state-of-the-art raised flooring system incorporates the building’s data and ventilation infrastructure and reduces heating, cooling and ventilation energy costs by 51 while maximizing daylight harvesting and as a result it saves electricity and minimizes artificial lighting. 525 Golden Gate carbon footprint is 50% less compared to other buildings of similar size

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Written by hermanbravo17

November 15, 2017 at 1:04 pm

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Sierra ODC- Coimbatore, India

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Building: Sierra ODC
Location: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Address: eFACiLiTY”, #6 (SF No.: 218/2A), Annamalai Industrial Estate, Kalapatti, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641048, India

Cost: $1.4 M
Size: 18,732 sq.ft
Completed: June, 2017

AE Interest: The SIERRA ODC building has scored 103 points out of 110 under LEED certification and has been recognized as the world’s second highest ranking Green Building. 20 % of the construction materials used are recycled, over 80 % of the construction waste has been either reused or recycled, and 78.3 % of the materials used are local products. A great portion of the budget was spent in the acquisition of 60Kw solar panels that make the ODC Sierra a carbon-neutral building. By using water saving fixtures and curbing wastage, the building have managed a 89% water efficiency, and 100% of the Water is recycled. These many features helped the building achieved a  platinum rating.

Written by hermanbravo17

November 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Posted in Built