Natural Resources Defense Council

As one of the nation’s most influential environmental action organizations, the Natural Resource’s Defense Council’s offices in San Francisco were designed to promote sustainable goals; the energy-efficient, environmentally responsible workplaces are certified LEED Gold.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is one of the nation’s most influential environmental action organizations. The offices for NRDC were designed to demonstrate that creating energy-efficient, environmentally responsible workplaces is affordable and beneficial. It’s simply good business.

Owner

Natural Resources Defense Council

Location

San Francisco, CA

Size

20,000 sq. ft.

Stats

LEED Commercial Interiors Gold Certified

Image Credit

Cesar Rubio

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NRDC occupies two floors of a landmark, 22-story office building located in San Francisco’s Financial District. Originally constructed in 1927 as the west coast home of the National Broadcasting Company, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features operable windows, steam radiant heat, narrow floor plates and abundant daylight. The office interior’s design takes full advantage of the characteristics of the existing structure, providing abundant natural ventilation, and daylighting while realizing advanced energy-efficiency. Simple, readily available materials and systems were used to create an inviting, healthy, environmentally responsible workplace for the cost of a standard office interior in San Francisco.

Awards
AIA California Council, Savings by Design Energy Efficiency Integration Award
AIA San Francisco, Energy + Sustainability Award
As one of the nation’s most influential environmental action organizations, the Natural Resource’s Defense Council’s offices in San Francisco were designed to promote sustainable goals; the energy-efficient, environmentally responsible workplaces are certified LEED Gold.