SF Environment Receives Environmental Award

RMW architecture & interiors has been selected to receive a 2014 Business Environmental Award in the category of Sustainable Built Environment for its interior design of offices for SF Environment, the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment.

SF Environment’s offices, located on one floor of a building in San Francisco’s Mid-Market district, are designed to function as a demonstration of the sustainable building practices the Department promotes. The 24,000 sf project features recycled and salvaged finishes and furniture, a green wall, open workstations to provide access to daylight and views, low-VOC finishes and sealants, and highly efficient mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and fixtures. The reception area, which can be flexibly reconfigured to host events, features a building performance dashboard displaying real-time energy use, as well as a Green Building Kiosk that describes approaches to sustainable building.

Acterra’s Business Environmental Awards is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s oldest and most prestigious environmental recognition programs. Initiated in 1990, it is considered a heavyweight among award programs due to its rigorous application and judging process. States Board President Laura Teksler, “Acterra is pleased to recognize such a diverse and accomplished group of awardees this year. Their commitment and positive environmental impact on our region is extraordinary. We proudly congratulate them for their tremendous achievements in sustainable business practices and encourage others to follow their lead.”

RMW and SF Environment will be honored at the 2014 Business Environmental Awards Reception on Wednesday, May 28 at Intuit Corporation in Mountain View. For information regarding the other award-winning programs, please visit www.acterra.org/bea.