San Francisco municipal government currently owns and operates 3.7 million square feet of LEED certified buildings. Citywide, San Francisco has more than 35 million square feet of LEED certified space. In the office market, more than 37% of competitive office properties have earned LEED certification, and 75% earned the ENERGY STAR in 2010. In 2011, the city was awarded “Best Green Building Policy” by the World Green Building Council, and ranked the #1 market for green development in North America in the Better Bricks/Cushman & Wakefield Green Building Opportunity Index.
The City and County of San Francisco is the only consolidated city-county in California. It encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles with a population of 805,235. San Francisco's programs and policies are administered through 62 departments and agencies with a total combined staff of over 25,000. The City and County of San Francisco owns and operates office buildings, hospitals, museums, libraries, fire stations, justice facilities, parks, transportation systems, utility infrastructure, maritime facilities, and an international airport. The City and County of San Francisco is the largest builder in the Bay Area with a FY11-12 Capital Budget of $308 million, and a 10 year Capital Plan of $24.8 billion.