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150 California Street
150 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
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150 California is a 23-story, Class A office tower featuring more than 202,000 square feet of premier office space located in the heart of the Financial District in San Francisco.  Developed by Equity Office Properties Trust in 2000 and owned by Morgan Stanley Real Estate, the building's prime location offers convenient access to all forms of public transportation, services and world-class shops and restaurants.

150 California was originally designed with energy efficiency in mind.  Building standard lighting is T-8 with electronic ballasts along with compact fluorescent for down lights.  Motion sensors for lighting control exist in 95% of all areas in the building.  All of the exit signs throughout the building are LED.  Our Energy Management System is direct digital control. Every floor incorporates digitally controlled VAV boxes with perimeter heating, which are controlled by wall mounted electronic zone sensors.  Variable frequency drives on all of our supply and return fans optimize the air flow within the building, along with an optimized start/stop program that learns and adjusts for warm up.  Our chillers operate with variable frequency driven pumps as well to control chilled water flow to the supply fan coils based on flow demand requirements. All restrooms incorporate motion sensors for lighting and low flow toilets and urinals coupled with low flow sink fixtures.

CB Richard Ellis was awarded the management of 150 California in 2007 and quickly put the building on its list for ENERGY STAR benchmarking and LEED-EB certification.  With the strong commitment by ownership, efforts are being made to continue to operate more efficiently through participation in the PG&E sponsored Retro-Commissioning program.  


Morgan Stanley Real Estate recognizes that the climate is changing and that emissions from human activity are one of the leading factors requiring immediate attention.  Environmental sustainability is one of their primary concerns.  Therefore, Morgan Stanley Real Estate has initiated a group-wide sustainability strategy that addresses electrical consumption, requiring all assets to participate in the ENERGY STAR program and benchmark their property's energy consumption.  As a world leader in third-party real estate management, CB Richard Ellis has a unique insight into how the occupancy and use of commercial buildings impacts the environment and may alter the climate through harmful emissions.  As the industry leader, CBRE feels that it is their responsibility to make their clients aware of the options available to them, and to the benefits gained by reducing this environmental impact through intelligent operating practices.  150 California prominently displays their ENERGY STAR at the building.  Existing and prospective tenants are looking more and more to building ownership and management to run energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings.


"It was great to come to this building in 2005 as Chief Engineer knowing fully that 150 Cal had energy efficiency built into it, I looked forward to benchmarking it to see where it was in terms of Energy Star certification. The 2 years of balancing systems, making operational adjustments and documenting energy consumption vs. occupancy paid off, we were rewarded with a rating of 86 right out of the chute! I, along with the ownership, management and engineering teams look to the future to increase our efficiency by investing in new technologies for a greener building."

-- Michael A.Smith, Chief Engineer, CB Richard Ellis Technical Services

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by PPF OFF 150 California Street, LP 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.

Service Provider:
Oakhill Engineering

Building Owner:*
PPF OFF 150 California Street, LP

Property Manager:*
CBRE Technical Services

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2007 (86)
2008 (89)
2009 (95)
2010 (95)
2011 (93)
2012 (90)
2013 (93)
2014 (88)
2015 (90)
2016 (90)
2017 (89)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 249960 sf

Year Constructed: 2000

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning