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275 Battery Street
275 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
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275 Battery is a Class A office building in San Francisco, CA, offering approximately 475,000 square feet of rentable space. Built in 1988, 275 Battery houses tenants including law firms, investment firms, and insurance companies, and the building is close to 76 percent occupied.

An emphasis on energy management and sustainability is standard practice at 275 Battery. The on-site
CAC Real Estate Management Co., Inc. management team continually applies no- and low-cost energy efficiency measures including an enhanced preventative maintenance program, lighting audits, free cooling optimization, HVAC start/stop times, chiller staging, and engaging janitorial and security staff to turn off unneeded lights prior to lighting controller sweeps.

As part of ongoing energy management efforts, several upgrades have been accomplished. Motion sensors were added to stairwell lighting. Low-flow aerators were added to restroom faucets, which reduces both water and energy use. Other energy-efficient technologies contributing to the building's high ENERGY STAR score include variable speed drives with premium efficiency motors on HVAC equipment, T8 and CFL lighting, LED exit signs, and a recently upgraded Energy Management System. Additionally, a recycling program for occupant waste was implemented that focuses on diverting 75 percent of the building waste from landfills.

Building owner TIAA-CREF, an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award winner in multiple years, has a strong commitment to energy management and has set portfolio-wide goals for energy-efficient buildings. 


Property management continually communicates with tenants about energy efficiency and sustainability, providing energy-saving tips to help the building maintain its superior performance. The building participated in Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign, providing free CFLs for tenants to take home, in addition to handouts about energy-efficient lighting.



Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by TIAA-CREF or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*

Property Manager:*
CBRE, Inc.

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2000 (82)
2003 (78)
2007 (85)
2009 (87)
2010 (82)
2011 (82)
2012 (85)
2013 (89)
2014 (91)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 521455 sf

Year Constructed: 1988

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies

For More Info:
Katherine Sellier
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 744-1600