10/21/09 – Mayor Gavin Newsom, joined by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the Department of Public Works, Webcor Builders, KMD/Stevens Architects and the San Francisco Building & Construction Trades Council, today broke ground on the SFPUC’s new environmentally sustainable headquarters building at 525 Golden Gate Avenue.
“San Francisco is proud of its leadership in energy and water conservation, which are so important to California’s future,” said Mayor Newsom. “This new SFPUC headquarters will be a world-class, energy and water-efficient structure that exemplifies the highest standards of sustainability and sets an example for the Green Building movement and cities across the nation.”
To save ratepayer dollars over the long term and consolidate hundreds of employees currently spread throughout several leased facilities, the SFPUC is building a new headquarters and administration building at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, where a vacant, seismically unsound building once stood. With funding secured and necessary approvals in place, the expected LEED Platinum-certified building will be completed in Spring 2012. Read more