The San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) creates visionary policies and innovative programs that promote social equity, protect human health, and lead the way toward a sustainable future. We put our mission into action by mobilizing communities and providing the resources needed to safeguard our homes, our city, and ultimately our planet.
San Francisco municipal government currently owns and operates 3.7 million square feet of LEED certified buildings. Citywide, San Francisco has more than 70 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.