Turner Construction Company Completes Construction on San Francisco's 555 Mission...
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Turner Construction Company Completes Construction on San Francisco's 555 Mission Street Office Tower BUILDING SEEKING LEED SILVER CERTIFICATION FROM USGBC SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company announced today that it has completed construction on the 555 Mission Street building. The 33-story, 670,000 square-foot glass curtain office tower, constructed on behalf of Tishman Speyer, is at the center of San Francisco's rapidly expanding Mission Street corridor. The building was completed on time and received its Temporary Certificate of Occupancy from the City of San Francisco five weeks earlier than planned. Building features include: 3,400 square feet of retail space on the ground floor; two levels of below grade valet parking; 25-foot high, by 140-feet-long cable net supported wall enclosing the lobby; and 11,000 square foot plaza at street level with a Jonathan Borofsky sculpture. 555 Mission is the first Class A office building to be built in the city in the past four years. It is seeking LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, a designation issued by the Green Building Council to recognize the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The building's original plans were not predicated on seeking LEED certification. However, seven months after the October 2006 groundbreaking, a number of green techniques and standards were incorporated into the plans. Green building elements of the new 555 Mission Street office tower include: -- Elimination of refrigerants in all building heating and cooling systems that emit compounds which contribute to ozone depletion and global warming -- At least 10 percent of the materials used in the building's construction are from recycled sources. -- Diverted 80 percent of waste generated during construction process to recycling or take-back centers. -- All adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings, and carpet systems meet or exceed VOC (volatile organic compounds) requirements, providing better indoor air quality to people with respiratory sensitivities. -- The building's total water usage is reduced by at least 30 percent through water efficient fittings and fixtures. -- The roof is a highly reflective, lightly colored cool roof system that keeps the building cool and reduces air conditioning costs. -- Designated parking spaces for low emission and fuel-efficient vehicles. "The success of the project is due to clear expectations and excellent communication between the owner, design team, consultants and Turner," says Dave Steffens, Turner Project Executive. About Turner Construction Company Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. During 2007, Turner completed $9.6 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a nationwide network of offices including four local offices in Northern California. Established in the Bay Area since 1968, Turner operates in Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose with over 450 professional staff. http://www.tcco.com SOURCE Turner Construction Company Miriam Schaffer of Placemaking Group, +1-510-835-7900, Ext. 207, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Turner Construction Company
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