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SKS wins LEED certification for 1100 Broadway

Post Time:Jul 22,2009Classify:Company NewsView:295

SKS Investments has obtained the U.S. Green Building Council's highest rating in an unusual "pre-certificaction" for its unbuilt, 20-story office tower at 1100 Broadway in Oakland.

The project qualified for platinum status under the council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rankings and is one of the few in the state to have received pre-certication.

The City of Oakland approved the project in early 2008, but it is unclear when construction will begin. Representatives from SKS said the San Francisco-based firm is waiting to land an anchor tenant.

The project includes a restoration of the historic Key System building and will contain 310,285 square feet of office space and 9,810 square feet of retail.

“We are very proud to have achieved LEED Platinum pre-certification for 1100 Broadway,” said Paul Stein, managing partner with SKS in a statement. “Our goal for 1100 Broadway has always been to design and develop a building that will demonstrate how sustainable office buildings are an integral part of our country’s effort to combat global warming and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.”

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.

The project was designed by KMD Architects and green building consultant KEMA. SKS was founded in 1992 and has worked on numerous commercial and residential developments in Northern California.

Source: www.bizjournals.comAuthor: shangyi

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