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Wharton’s Entire San Francisco Campus Earns LEED Gold Certification
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On April 11, 2013 @ 4:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green renovation,San Francisco,Sustainable Building | No Comments
Sited close to the Bay Bridge with views out over the water, Wharton’s new San Francisco campus  is also conveniently located near public transit. The school offers up graduate level classes and an expanded MBA program in a high tech, digital learning environment. Rather than constructing a new facility, the school opted to renovate and adapt aa floor in the former Hills Brothers Coffee Plant , a 1920s Romanesque Revival facility featuring brick walls and arched walkways and doors. If it weren’t for the views of the Bay Bridge, you might think you were in a historic east coast school. The building and original sign are also national landmarks.
Gensler designed the adaptive reuse of the 37,000 sq ft facility, which includes state-of-the-art group study rooms and amphitheater-style classrooms with HD video conferencing for broadcasts of networking events, speaker series and classes back to Philadelphia and across the world. The entire project was recently awarded LEED Gold certification  for its interiors. During construction, 80% of the waste was diverted from landfills and upgrades included a strong focus on daylighting, the use of locally-sourced and eco-friendly materials as well as the installation of energy-efficient lighting, equipment and systems. The janitorial staff exclusively uses green cleaning products and the campus features a recycling and composting program. Food for the on -site eateries is locally sourced from within 100 miles and many of the offerings are made from scratch daily.
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URLs in this post:
 Wharton's San Francisco facility: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/sanfrancisco/world-class-facility/facility.cfm
 LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors: http://www.upenn.edu/sustainability/news/leed-gold-wharton-san-francisco
 Hills Brothers Coffee Plant: http://www.noehill.com/sf/landmarks/sf157.asp
 Gensler: http://www.gensler.com/#projects/387
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/whartons-entire-san-francisco-campus-earns-leed-gold-certification/wharton-san-francisco-campus-7/
 Hills Brothers Coffee Plant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hills_Brothers_Coffee#cite_note-5
 + Gensler: http://www.gensler.com/
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