This week, thousands of building professionals from around the world will be in San Francisco for the Greenbuild conference to share ideas about sustainable design and construction practices. They picked the right spot.
Nine years ago, The City adopted the Green Building Ordinance aimed at reducing water and energy use, diverting waste from the landfill and improving indoor air quality. Even before that, we began leading by example. Read More
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission says 20 percent of the bleach to be purchased during the next three years for $14 million would be poured into San Francisco’s sewers to control the odor. “The overwhelming majority of [bleach] we purchase is for the disinfection of drinking water and sewage, not for odor control” according to a document produced by the agency. Read More
Thirsty passengers travelling from San Francisco International Airport will have a new resource at their hands.This afternoon, officials from the airport and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will unveil a new network of tap water filling stations, which allow passengers to fill up a glass of water after they’ve passed through security checkpoints. Read More
Swift work is under way to transform a parking lot at 17th and Folsom streets into a park to provide open space for the neighborhood, but questions remain as to why other projects have been moved to the back burner.City planners spent months mapping three elaborate designs, grand pictures of what the property could look like, eventually landing The City a $2.7 million state grant to move forward with development in the Mission district. Read More