11 Jan '18, 1pm

Salesforce dives headfirst into water recycling with new HQ

Salesforce dives headfirst into water recycling with new HQ

The new Salesforce Tower, which opened to employees this week in San Francisco, isn't just the tallest one gracing the skyline of the City by the Bay. The structure sets a new bar for reducing water consumption in commercial office buildings. By the end of the year, the 1.4 million-square foot, 61-story skyscraper will boast the largest commercial "blackwater" recycling system in the United States — and the first such installation in California. Salesforce eventually will occupy 36 floors, or about 881,762 square feet of the property. The technology from Australian company Aquacell will reduce the tower's drain on the local drinking water supply by 7.8 million gallons annually or 30,000 gallons daily. Put another way, the system will result in a 76 percent reduction in the building's water footprint, according to Patrick Flynn, senior director of sustainability for the clo...

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