San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid wins LEED-EB Platinum status
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San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid wins LEED-EB Platinum status

30 Oct 2011

The Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, US, has secured LEED-EB Platinum status from the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

The Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, US, has secured LEED-EB Platinum cetification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

The iconic building, which achieved LEED-EB Gold status in 2009, scored 98 during its latest assessment to achieve full Platinum certification.

The facility now uses less energy and has a waste diversion rate of 70%, while it’s recycling and compost programme has reduced the cost of waste collection by 73% in the past three years.

In addition to its pyramidal shape and light-coloured exterior, the building has a cool roof, which reduces the cooling load and urban heat island effect.