27 Oct '11, 6pm

SF's Transamerica Pyramid Achieves Green Building Milestone

SF's Transamerica Pyramid Achieves Green Building Milestone

San Francisco's iconic Transamerica Pyramid , a unique silhouette on the city skyline for almost 40 years, celebrates a green building milestone today. The 48-story building, already the possessor of a LEED -Gold green building rating, now is certified at the highest level possible by the U.S. Green Building Council -- LEED-Platinum. Owner Transamerica Pyramid Properties and its building management team are marking that achievement in a ceremony this morning. I'll be attending the event and will update this post afterward. In the meantime, here's background on the building, what it took to make it green and how those efforts reflect San Francisco's push to make its commercial buildings better environmental performers. Completed in 1972, the Transamerica Pyramid is 853 feet high with 530,000 square feet of space. Its first LEED rating -- LEED stands for Leadership in Energy...

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