• Rendering courtesy of Perkins + Will

Mission Rock Central Plant Study + Concepts

San Francisco, CA

Business Type

Mixed-use residential and commercial neighborhood


3.5M square feet, 28 acres of building + acres, 8 acres of parks

Owned by the San Francisco Giants, the mixed-use neighborhood across eleven buildings harnesses numerous cutting-edge sustainable systems for the housing, offices, parking, and retail amenities all while creating a unique opportunity for place making and revitalization for the neighborhood.

Pursuing LEED Gold


Progress Report

Targeting LEED Gold

During the evaluation stage of central plant options PAE utilized detailed system simulation modeling to predict energy performance and fed the results into a comprehensive 25-year Life-cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA).

Special features

  • Blackwater and district energy system includes central chilled water production, heating hot water production, and bay water exchange.

  • As compared with the code baseline approach, the proposed central plant is anticipated to achieve a 65% reduction in annual energy use, a 3.7-million-gallon reduction in annual cooling tower water use, and a 1,760 ton reduction in onsite carbon emissions.

  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Article 12C Non-Potable Water Program required Mission Rock to install and operate a non-potable water system onsite to treat and reuse available graywater, rainwater, and foundation drainage for toilet and urinal flushing and irrigation.