of existing buildings is one of the best ways to produce a truly green building. The old US Mint in San Francisco had been sitting vacant since 1995, but is now finding new life
as a cultural hub for San Francisco thanks to a wonderful green renovation by HOK
. This is an excellent development in the history of a building that survived the 1906 Great Earthquake. The Mint
will serve as a major cultural center for San Francisco with mixed uses including a SF Bay Area history museum, an interactive learning center, a visitor information center, restaurants, retail, and a green roof garden.