The Transamerica Pyramid Center has been
recertified LEED Platinum, the highest certification in environmental
sustainability awarded by The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Transamerica
Pyramid Center consists of The Transamerica Pyramid, built in 1969 and 505
Sansome Street, built in 1981.
“We are delighted that the iconic Transamerica
Pyramid Center continues to make advancements and investments that allow us to
remain a leader in environmental sustainability in San Francisco,” said Suman
Gera, Managing Director at Aegon Asset Management.
The Transamerica Pyramid is
prominently situated at the gateway to San Francisco’s Financial District and
fills an entire city block. At 853 feet high (260 meters), the Transamerica
Pyramid remains one of the tallest buildings in San Francisco. The 48-floor
high-rise building is constructed of concrete, glass and steel — and capped
with a decorative aluminum 212-foot spire (64.6 meters) rising above the top floor
and the “crown jewel” of the building, the beacon at the top.
sustainability milestones achieved in this year’s recertification of the
Transamerica Pyramid include:
1. Top energy efficiency performance- ENERGY STAR scores, as The
Transamerica Pyramid is in the top 11% of the most efficient nationally
according to the CBECS Survey.
1286.7 Metric tons of carbon dioxide
(mtCO2) greenhouse gas emissions are saved compared to similar buildings
An ASHRAE score of 188 was awarded to the Transamerica Pyramid for innovation
in demonstrating effort beyond the
scope of LEED to protect the health and wellbeing of occupants by testing the
quality of potable water according to the standard.
505 Sansome Street is a Class A,
20-story high-rise building adjacent to the Transamerica Pyramid. It is one of the few open-air buildings in San Francisco.
sustainability milestones achieved in this year’s recertification of 505
Sansome Street include:
energy efficiency performance- ENERGY STAR scores, as 505 Sansome Street is in
the top 12% of the most efficient nationally according to the CBECS Survey.
2. The occupant comfort survey showed that
93.06% of the surveyed population was satisfied with the building’s comfort.
3. And there is a 78.7% reduction in conventional commutership due to
alternative commuting transportation.
The successful recertifications were measured
from January 1, 2015-February 28, 2019 for the Transamerica Pyramid and from
July 1, 2014-April 10, 2019 for 505 Sansome Street.