Most LEED certifications come after a building or project has been completed. However, there are a handful of buildings that have received precertification. A project in Oakland, Calif., named 1100 Broadway is one of these buildings. The project, a 20-story office building, has been Platinum precertified.

The interesting part about this project is that not only is the building not completed, there isn’t even a definitive start date set. According to an article in the San Francisco Business Times, SKS (the building owner) is waiting for an anchor tenant prior to committing construction dollars. In a time where office space is readily available, but the demand for green office space is on the rise, it will be interesting to see how quickly SKS can secure this anchor.

“Some of the proposed building’s green features will include photovoltaic solar panels, a high performance glass façade to minimize cooling costs and maximize day lighting, a raised floor HVAC system, a living green roof, and a rainwater collection, filtration and reuse system. The site is also next to the 12th Street BART Station and various bus lines.” Source: San Francisco Business Times

1100 Broadway will be a combination of a newly constructed building as well as a building renovation. The 37,000 square foot Key System building was damaged during the massive 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Although the earthquake was two decades ago, the building has been vacant since.

Once the new build and renovation are complete, SKS will have over 300,000 square feet of office space available for rent and 10,000 square feet of retail space.

For more information on the project, visit the 1100 Broadway site.

Photo: Peter Kaminski

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