Prologis has applied green building design to both its corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California USA and its operational headquarters in Denver, Colorado USA. In both cases, Prologis demonstrates leadership in sustainable development that enhances occupant comfort and lowers operating costs.
Prologis’ corporate headquarters is located in a historical industrial pier on the San Francisco waterfront. The building at Pier 1, once a bustling sugar warehouse, sat vacant for many years before its redevelopment by Prologis in the late 1990s. It represents the first modern, full-scale renovation of a large San Francisco pier that catalyzed the rebirth of the entire pier waterfront.
The building’s design inserted mezzanines into an open-office environment, preserving daylight and views for occupants and promoting energy efficiency. An innovative bay-water-source radiant heating and cooling system was also installed to condition the building. Green housekeeping practices and procurement add to the building’s sustainable credentials. The restoration added more than an acre of public space to the city’s waterfront in the form of a promenade lined with benches, a first for the city’s waterfront development. San Franciscans can enjoy the dramatic city, Bay Bridge and maritime views from the converted pier.
Designed and executed before the LEED® certification process was commonplace, the renovated building was recognized by the Urban Land Institute as an important example of environmentally responsible redevelopment, and by the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment as one of their 2002 Top Ten Green Projects.
The property at Pier 1 has recently undergone an energy efficiency upgrade that includes retro-commissioning, energy-efficient lighting upgrades, and a rooftop solar array. Funded by PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing from San Francisco’s GreenFinanceSF program, the project is expected to reduce purchased grid energy by 32 percent.
Learn more about the Pier 1's 165-year history and the transformational development spearheaded by Prologis.
Prologis’ operational headquarters opened in February 2006. The LEED certified five-story, 89,000-square-foot facility has been nationally recognized for its extensive use of environmental design features:
The Denver building received an energy efficient retro-commissioning upgrade in 2011 that resulted in improved energy efficiency and greater building operational control.