Gallery: 6 Amazing Green Renovations That Turn Industrial Buildings int...

San Francisco's brand new Southern Pacific Brewing is a beautifully renovated industrial space. The site is the latest adaptive reuse project by Boor Bridges Architecture who transformed the Mission District's aging C.A. Kilger Machine Works into a sunlight-suffused brewery and pub. Within their work the designers make use of recycled materials, even incorporating living trees into the interior. Some of their green building strategies include furnishings made of reclaimed wood from the renovation, massive skylights, and a glittering glass facade that looks out onto Portrero Hill.

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  1. CM_KKM September 9, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Amazing, well done!

  2. clinttolliver May 28, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    polished concrete installed by concrete solutions USA is far the best type of Leed certified flooring for industrial warehouses

  3. r_krebs April 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Helen Morgan, thanks for covering these 6 interesting projects. These are great examples of re-purposing existing buildings; we would be interested in knowing how energy efficient these buildings are over time. Creating an efficient building envelope reduces resources used to heat and cool a building over its entire life. This can lower the environmental impact throughout the entire life of the building. See for studies on how specific building elements can reduce energy usage.

    Rob Krebs
    American Chemistry Council

  4. kheinbo April 14, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    The Plant in Chicago (old meatpacking plant) - – and the City Museum in St. Louis (old shoe factory) – – are other great examples.

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