Jamestown Sets Course for Levi’s Plaza to be Carbon Net Zero
Jamestown will invest in a clean energy transition at Levi’s Plaza to reach net zero carbon operations by 2025. The effort positions the property to be the first existing large-scale commercial campus in San Francisco to reach net zero carbon.
During the next four years, Levi’s Plaza will eliminate its onsite use of fossil fuels through energy efficiency retrofits, replacing boilers with electric heat pumps, generating solar electricity onsite and purchasing 100 percent carbon-free electricity from the grid. The creative campus, which is home to more than two dozen companies, will also begin self-supplying power with new onsite solar panels, making certain spaces net zero energy.
The initiative is part of Jamestown’s $50 million retrofit of the property that also includes creating shared amenity spaces including bike and shower facilities, and community meeting and event space, significant infrastructure modernization, updates to landscape features to improve the accessibility and usability of green space, and new retail plus food and beverage service.
“As San Francisco’s original creative campus, Levi’s Plaza is the perfect place to set the bar for decarbonization,” said Michael Phillips, president of Jamestown. “Levi’s Plaza was designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. We are excited to continue that legacy and partner in efforts to make San Francisco a global leader in addressing climate change.”
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.
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