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101 California
101 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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101 California, developed and managed by Hines, rises 48 stories in the heart of San Francisco's downtown financial district. The building's design, by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, wraps a total of 1.2 million square feet in a roughly cylindrical form. The California Street fa?ade is finished in alternating vertical bands of mirrored glass and granite, with the remainder of the building clad in mirrored glass. 101 California stands atop a glass-enclosed seven-story lobby, and is set in an elegant triangular plaza, paved in granite and including seasonal flowers and a fountain. The building was completed in 1982.


101 California earned the ENERGY STAR as a result of a series of high-efficiency retrofits and upgrades. These include the replacement of all building lighting with high-efficiency T8 fluorescent lamps with electronic ballasts; the retrofitting of all building exit signs with LED illumination; and the installation of a new building automation system (BAS), which allows optimized control of all building equipment.


Hines has been recognized with multiple ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence and Partner of the Year awards. For a summary of the firm's participation in the ENERGY STAR program and other sustainability information, visit





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Elm Property Venture LLC 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:*
Elm Property Venture LLC

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2001 (77)
2003 (87)
2004 (82)
2005 (82)
2006 (80)
2007 (90)
2008 (94)
2009 (94)
2010 (93)
2011 (89)
2012 (90)
2013 (91)
2014 (94)
2015 (94)
2016 (95)
2017 (96)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 1383336 sf

Year Constructed: 1982

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting