LEED Platinum for 181 Fremont

Contributed by BSM Staff

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jay Paul Company's first foray into luxury residential development, 181 Fremont, has earned LEED Platinum certification from the standard-setting U.S. Green Building Council.

A landmark of imagination and ingenuity, 181 Fremont 's lower 38 floors are home to Facebook's San Francisco headquarters, while the top 17 floors feature 55 luxurious and sustainable private residences. 181 Fremont is the tallest residential building on the West Coast and represents the height of refined living in San Francisco.

"We are extremely happy to know that we have achieved LEED Platinum, the goal we set for 181 Fremont," says Matt Lituchy, Chief Investment Officer for the Jay Paul Company. "This exceptional building is proof that it is possible to create a striking and unforgettably beautiful new landmark for the skyline of a major global city like San Francisco that is both sustainable and safe."

In an era of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety and access to healthy air and space is paramount and 181 Fremont delivers on this, meeting LEED's top requirements for certification. USGBC's certification ensures that buildings, communities and cities are more sustainable, healthy, resilient and equitable. More than two-thirds of LEED credits support human health, as the rating system addresses ventilation and filtration, daylighting, low-emitting materials, access to outdoor spaces, acoustics and other key factors.

"If we are to rebuild an economy that supports our health and our planet, we must lead with changing the way we design and build," said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC. "Last year was a stark reminder that the quality of our buildings impacts the quality of our life. Looking ahead, people want to trust that the spaces they occupy are good for them and their communities, and LEED has always been a tool to support those goals.

Recognized by the esteemed international Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in 2019, Jay Paul Company's 181 Fremont holds global awards for Best Structural Engineering and Best Geotechnical Engineering. This is in addition to Awards of Excellence for Best Tall Building (200-299 meters), MEP Engineering Award, Structural Engineering Award, Fire and Risk Award, and Geotechnical Engineering Award.

Opened in 2018, the completed mixed use tower soars over 800 feet into the sky and was designed by Heller Manus Architects with structural engineering by ARUP Group.  Its location at San Francisco's downtown high-tech nexus has set a new bar for luxurious residential living on the West Coast. The $850 million tower features a state-of-the-art exoskeleton designed in a saw tooth pattern, with a magnificent spire that ascends from the crown of the building.

181 Fremont's central location in the East Cut invites easy access to Silicon Valley and is surrounded by icons of technology including Salesforce, Facebook, Google and Twitter. The award-winning architecture reaffirms San Francisco as a global city on the forefront of innovation and design.  It stands to redefine not only the neighborhood, but also the very definition of San Francisco living.  Exclusivity at its finest, 181 Fremont provides access to the entire city all from the privacy — and security — of home. Sales and marketing for 181 Fremont are handled by Compass Development Marketing Group.

For more information, visit www.jaypaul.com.