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Salesforce's 350 Mission Office Tower in San Francisco Awarded LEED® Platinum

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Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), 350 Mission has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized mark of excellence that provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions.

Scheduled to officially open this summer, 350 Mission Street is a 30-story office tower located in downtown San Francisco. The project exemplifies a regenerative urban ecology in which environmental, social, cultural, and economic sustainability is applied to the making of the architectural form. A 50-foot-high urban living room at the building’s base is designed as a vibrant space that blurs the boundaries between public and private realms. Cutting energy costs by one-third, energy conservation strategies include zoned under-floor HVAC distribution and high performance, insulated glass cladding units that reduce solar heat gain while maximizing visibility and daylighting. Utilizing a highly innovative structural system and recycled construction materials, the design reduced the building’s embodied carbon, as well as the length of the construction schedule. Additional sustainability strategies include storm water harvesting for non-potable uses and the allocation of space for bicycle storage and charging stations for electric vehicles. Salesforce will be the sole tenant of 350 Mission, which is being developed by Kilroy Realty Corporation & Management.

As the most widely recognized and widely used green building program across the globe, LEED is transforming buildings, homes, and communities in all 50 states and more than 150 countries and territories worldwide. LEED guides the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of more than 69,000 projects worldwide, comprising 12.4 billion square feet of commercial and institutional construction space, and more than 181,000 additional residential units.

About Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world, with an 80-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of specialized technologies, new processes and innovative ideas, many of which have had a palpable and lasting impact on the design profession and the physical environment. The firm’s longstanding leadership in design and building technology has been honored with more than 1,700 awards for quality, innovation, and management. The American Institute of Architects has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award—in 1962 and again in 1996. The firm maintains offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Abu Dhabi.