Construction set to begin for green new city building

<p>Construction of a new San Francisco Public Utilities Commission building is scheduled to begin Wednesday.

The new building at 525 Golden Gate Ave. and Polk Street is planned to be an environmentally-friendly new digs for SFPUC staff.

SFPUC General Manager Ed Harrington and Mayor Gavin Newsom are scheduled to ceremonially break ground on construction of the new building at 1 p.m.

“The new SFPUC headquarters will be a world-class energy and water-efficient structure that exemplifies the highest standards of sustainability and set an example for the green building movement,” SFPUC spokesman Tony Winnicker said in a statement.

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