San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s New Building: One of the Most Efficient in America


Learn how the new SFPUC smart building in San Francisco is one of the most efficient buildings in America. Of particular interest:

  • description of the building’s 4 building-integrated vertical wind turbines and 600 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at minute 8;
  • an intelligent building management system (BMS) that inter-manages heating, cooling, air flow/duct operations, lighting and shades (for daylight harvesting), and responds to occupancy sensors at minute 9;
  • energy generation through smart elevator operations at minute 12;
  • permitting for use of reclaimed water in an office building, and onsite water treatment and use of a “living machine,” which serves as a demonstration for potential larger-scale eco-districts or campuses, at minute 13.


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