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Green at Its Core

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This article provides a comprehensive look at an office building now under construction for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC). As one of many tightly integrated green features, it has an innovative and robust seismic frame designed well beyond code requirements. The structure designed to prevent the need for major repairs or for demolition following a severe earthquake and should extend the building's lifespan.


1. Describe 525 Golden Gate's seismic system.2. Explain how this system contributes to achievement of performance objectives.3. Discuss how the structure works in tandem with the building#s other sustainable features.4. Identify options for reducing the carbon footprint of a concrete structure.

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