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245 Market - Pacific Gas & Electric
245 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Hines was retained by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to oversee renovation, seismic retrofitting and management of 245 Market, PG&E's historic headquarters building. It is part of a complex consisting of four connected buildings on an entire downtown San Francisco city block. Hines manages the entire facility which includes a 32-story office building, a 500-space parking garage and the 600,000-square-foot historic office building, a magnificent Beaux Arts-style structure by John Bakewell, Jr. Bakewell is best known as the architect of San Francisco's City Hall. PG&E headquarters is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

ENERGY STAR certification of the PG&E Headquarters meant extensive upgrading and retrofitting of building equipment and the installation and commissioning of a new building energy management system. This system uses direct digital control (DDC) to control, for example, HVAC functions, which are in turn made more efficient through the use of variable frequency drives on fan motors, and the use of outside air for building cooling. Building chillers are also highly efficient, rated at 0.58 kilowatts per ton. Further energy savings come through the use of T8 lamps and electronic ballasts throughout, and other ongoing demand reduction efforts including selective delamping and space temperature adjustments.

Hines, EPA's ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2001, 2002 and 2003, as well as the recipient of the EPA's Sustained Excellence in Energy Management award in 2004, is proud to participate in the ENERGY STAR program, considering it an aid to leasing, and a sound and responsible business decision.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Pacific Gas & Electric 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:*
Pacific Gas & Electric

Property Manager:*
Pacific Gas & Electric

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2001 (96)
2004 (95)
2005 (95)
2008 (99)
2011 (97)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 523285 sf

Year Constructed: 1925

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant