The Orrick Building

San Francisco, CA
Certification: LEED® EB O&M v3.0 PLATINUM

How we solved the challenge

The Orrick Building is a distinctive, modern-day landmark in the heart of San Francisco, and because of the work we’ve done, it’s also the highest LEED scoring existing building in the entire United States.*

Built in 2002, the 10-story, 503,576-square-foot structure is located on 1.7 acres and features a modern steel and glass design, state-of-the-art building infrastructure and systems, large floor plates, excellent views and a plaza area showcasing contemporary art in an active, urban environment.

The only thing it was missing was LEED certification, and the building’s managers, Ashforth Pacific, wanted to go for Platinum. They hired us to do the job in 2010, which we completed and submitted in 90 days.

Earning 90 out of a possible 110 points, the Orrick Building became the second multi-tenant building in all of San Francisco to achieve this level of LEED.

Orrick Building
  • $40,000 in annual electrical cost savings
  • 92% of ongoing consumables are recycled or composted
  • ENERGY STAR rating of 94, ranking within the top performing office buildings in the country
  • Landscape water use is over 87% less than conventional landscaping
  • 89% of occupants utilize some-type of alternative transportation
  • Won the 2010 Urban Land Institute’s Awards for Excellence
  • Currently undertaking a re-certification at Platinum level

*without buying RECs