Sustainable High-Rise

Salesforce Tower

A Holistic Approach to Skyscraper Design

The term “green building” may soon become an antiquated term, based upon the direction the industry is headed. In high-rise construction, green building is giving way to more holistic approaches – not only to the facility itself, but to its location, its orientation and design, and its ability to enhance the surrounding neighborhood. When these factors are combined with energy-efficiency and water-saving strategies, it all adds up to a healthier building – not just a greener building. At Salesforce Tower (formerly known as Transbay Tower), a 61-story structure in San Francisco that’s scheduled for [...]