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SF Federal San Francisco Federal Building

  1. 1. EnvS 132 Eric T. Lee San Francisco Federal Building // Green Building Presentation
  2. 2. <ul><li>AGENDA: </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture/ Design </li></ul><ul><li>Green features </li></ul><ul><li>LEED </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul>
  3. 3. LOCATION: 90 7 th St @ Mission (SoMa)
  4. 4. <ul><li>BACKGROUND: </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated custom window wall to regulate internal comfort via: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Natural ventilation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thermal mass storage </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Passive and active shading </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>BACKGROUND: </li></ul><ul><li>1 st naturally ventilated West Coast office building since AC </li></ul><ul><li>Far more pleasant place to work than today's sealed-up, tinted- glass buildings pumped full of re-circulated, refrigerated air </li></ul><ul><li>Happier workers more productive </li></ul><ul><li>;) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>BACKGROUND: </li></ul><ul><li>605,000 square feet </li></ul><ul><li>18 stories; ~234’ high; 60’ deep </li></ul><ul><li>2,700 employees </li></ul><ul><li>Approved Oct 14, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Opened Feb 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Former Greyhound bus terminal </li></ul><ul><li>$125 million budget </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>BACKGROUND: </li></ul><ul><li>Houses 6 federal agencies: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BLS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DOL/ OSHA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GSA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HHS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SSA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USDA </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>BACKGROUND: </li></ul><ul><li>Managed by U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) </li></ul><ul><li>GSA manages ~ $500b in assets </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8,600 buildings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>205,000 vehicles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>425 historic properties </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USA.gov </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>DESIGN: </li></ul><ul><li>Thom Mayne (Santa Monica) </li></ul><ul><li>Morphosis joined by Smith Group SF office as exec. Architect </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>FEATURES: </li></ul><ul><li>~154k sq feet of 3’ x 8’stainless- steel panels (appear translucent) supported in front of all-glass wall on tube-steel frame </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete building frame </li></ul><ul><li>Shades building from low winter sun, cutting daylight to comfortable level for workers </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>FEATURES: </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete building frame </li></ul><ul><li>Large amounts of concrete are essential to facilitate a natural ventilation and cooling approach that takes advantage of thermal mass </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>FEATURES: </li></ul><ul><li>Unique concrete mix lowers lighting costs: 50% slag cement mixed with portland cement lightens the concrete color greatly increasing reflectivity throughout structure </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>FEATURES: </li></ul><ul><li>Airflow analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Window geometry </li></ul><ul><li>Panels designed to retain solar heat as thermal blanket over the building's facade </li></ul><ul><li>When air warms, it floats upward, coaxing cooler air through the building via windows that open automatically w/ sensors (free AC) </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>FEATURES: </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to consume about half the power of standard office tower -indication of how design can help slash emissions of greenhouse gases (electricity, etc). </li></ul>
  15. 15. FEATURES: North side has own sunshade system; vertical milky-glass fins angled to protect occupants from late-afternoon summer sun
  16. 16. <ul><li>FEATURES: </li></ul><ul><li>Most work using daylight from floor-to- ceiling glass instead of electric lights </li></ul><ul><li>Even an employee in ‘worst’ seat is only about 25’ from a window </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>LEED CERTIFICATION: </li></ul><ul><li>Applied for LEED Gold certification </li></ul><ul><li>Expected to receive Silver </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>LEED CERTIFICATION: GOOD FOR PLANET/ GOOD FOR BUSINESS: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leading transformation of the built environment; built as designed, perform as expected </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lower operating costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increased asset value </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy and comfortable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces waste sent to landfills </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>LEED CERTIFICATION: </li></ul><ul><li>Conserve energy and water </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce ghg emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances, and other incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate owner's commitment to environmental concern and social responsibility </li></ul>
  20. 24. Thank you. Morphosis.net

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