San Francisco’s First LEED Platinum Luxury Condominium Tower

September 10, 2018

Design. Location. Stature. An ability to define a city. 181 Fremont is a landmark for the future and as such it was designed to serve as an enduring symbol of achievement and inspiration for all who see it. One of the many examples of this is the building’s pre-certification as San Francisco’s first LEED Platinum luxury condominium tower.

In an effort to minimize the ecological footprint of 181 Fremont, the Jay Paul Company turned to the people who wrote the book on sustainability. Urban Fabrick is a San Francisco-based firm that actually helped develop the San Francisco Green Building Code a decade ago.

Today, they bring a suite of best practices and building materials together for a comprehensive approach to sustainable living. While the existing LEED Platinum standards are ambitious to meet, the Jay Paul Company and Urban Fabrick took 181 Fremont even further. Every finish and material was evaluated to meet—and often exceed—CALGreen requirements.

181 Fremont has also been engineered to be the most resilient and seismically-sound tall building on the West Coast, with an ingenious high-strength steel exoskeleton structural system. The building’s design is innovative in ways both obvious and invisible. Passersby, and even its residents, probably won’t notice the painstaking efforts that went into this architectural feat.

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181 Fremont is an engineering marvel that’s here to stay.