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Lands End Lookout in San Francisco Aiming for LEED Platinum
The landscape isn’t the only place were reclaimed materials were used, though; the building’s siding consists of reclaimed redwood from an old saw mill on the north coast, the beautiful doorway is made of curly redwood that was salvaged from the Redwood Room Bar at the nearby Cliff House. And in one of the building’s most interesting design features, salvaged replicas of original lion statues from the Sutro Baths have been installed on the building’s exterior and at the entrance.
Solar photovoltaic panels on the roof provide about 11,000 kWh (more than 30 percent of the building’s energy needs). Additionally, low-flow toilets were installed in the bathrooms, which are expected to save about 73,000 gallons of water each year. The building was originally expected to achieve LEED Gold certification, but that estimate was a bit conservative – Schenker says that it is now expected to get LEED Platinum.
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