40-year old precast augments Transamerica Pyramid’s LEED Platinum ascent

Sources: CP staff; Transamerica Pyramid Properties LLC and BuildingWise LLC, San Francisco; U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.

By Don Marsh

Exposed, white quartz-aggregate cladding was cited with a “cool roof” effect as Transamerica Pyramid owners pursued (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design-Existing Building) LEED-EB Platinum certification for their San Francisco landmark. Completed in 1972, the 853-ft. tower is enclosed with 3,920 precast pieces totaling 360,000 sq. ft. of surface.

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