Public Building Tops Out in San Francisco
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Public Building Tops Out in San Francisco

12 Jun 2011

The new headquarters of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has topped out in San Francisco, California, US, after years of planning and construction disruptions. The 13-storey office building is estimated to cost around $205m including costs of furniture and design s

The new headquarters of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has topped out in San Francisco, California, US, after years of planning and construction disruptions.

The 13-storey office building is estimated to cost around $205m including costs of furniture and design services.

The 227,500ft² building incorporates several sustainable features including built-in wind turbines and solar panels and is expected to consume around 55% less energy than comparable buildings.

Other features include sensors that track the movement of the sun and allow opening or closing of shades and on-site treatment of sewage.

The facility is expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council.

The SFPUC plans to move into the building in mid 2012.