Pacific Gas & Electric Headquarters

San Francisco, CA
Certification: LEED® Gold EB

How we solved the challenge

Looking to re-certify its 245 Market property, PG&E called in BuildingWise to shepherd the property through the LEED EB process. BuildingWise then persuaded PG&E to go for something even bigger: get the entire headquarters complex—1.6 million square feet spread out over a full city block (but sharing systems operations)—certified. We took on the mission, and in February, 2014, we celebrated their LEED Gold status with them in style.

BuildingWise is also helping PG&E earn multiple LEED certifications for properties never before attempted in the LEED process such as service centers and garages.

PG&E San Francisco, CA
  • 2 million gallons of water saved per year (plus major rebate on their water bill)
  • Recycling and composting practices have resulted in diverting 600 tons of material from landfill and achieve a 90 percent diversion rate.
  • More than 76 percent of employees use alternative transportation to get to work
  • Energy Star Certified rating of 92 and 209,000 less kilowatt hours per year