San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has added to the City’s growing list of LEED certified buildings with the completion of the newly renovated SF Human Services Agency (HSA)
Family and Children’s Community Services Hub. The HSA, a SFPUC Hetch Hetchy Power customer, received LEED Commercial Interiors Gold certification on its 15,000 square foot office at Bayview Plaza. The SFPUC provided Green Building consulting services through the SFPUC Green Building Commissioning Program to help achieve the certification. Available for virtually all building project types, from new construction to interior fit-outs and operation & maintenance, LEED provides a framework that project teams can apply to create healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification
is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. With the addition of the HSA office, San Francisco now has 57 LEED Certified municipal projects throughout the city.
“San Francisco is a world leader in sustainability and energy efficiency and the SFPUC is committed to doing everything it can to continue that important work,” said SFPUC General Manager Harlan L. Kelly, Jr. “In addition to providing clean and reliable power to SFHSA, the SFPUC worked diligently with the agency to ensure that this renovation project created an environmentally sustainable space for employees and the Bayview community.”
The HSA project, which was completed last month and spanned two and a half years, has many sustainable features, including energy efficient appliances and water efficient plumbing throughout the space. Additionally, the project team ensured that materials used were environmentally-friendly by using materials high in recycled content and FSC-certified wood. The HSA is also using the project as an educational opportunity for other building tenants by installing green building signage.
The SFPUC Green Building Commissioning Program provides a range of services to meet the needs of Hetch Hetchy Power customers, including design assistance for new construction and renovation projects, and energy performance benchmarking for San Francisco’s municipal buildings. Some completed projects to date include LEED Platinum certification of City Hall and LEED Gold certification of both the San Francisco Public Safety Building and San Francisco War Memorial Veterans building.