The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently awarded LEED Platinum Certification to 270 Brannan, making it one of only 30 buildings in San Francisco to have earned this prestigious certification.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, with over 79,000 participating or certified projects across 160 countries. Projects seeking LEED certification earn points across nine areas addressing sustainability issues, such as sustainable sites and water efficiency. Based on the number of points earned, projects are awarded one of four LEED rating levels, with Platinum being the highest level of certification.
Wahaso helped design the multi-source, multi-use water harvesting system for 270 Brannan, which uses recycled water to meet 100% of irrigation needs and 83% of toilet flushing demand throughout the building. As a result of the project’s water conservation efforts, 270 Brannan earned 100% of LEED points available for water efficiency.
Wahaso is proud to have been a part of this project, and congratulates 270 Brannan and SKS Partners on achieving Platinum Certification. For more information, the full press release is available on Business Wire.
Wahaso encourages building owners to pursue LEED certification, and actively supports certification efforts through water harvesting and conservation. To learn more, visit our LEED Certification page.
About the Writer: Emily Avellana is an Elmhurst College graduate with a degree in Marketing, and a Marketing Assistant at Wahaso.