“The Landmark” Achieves First BREEAM USA Certification in San Francisco
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The first BREEAM USA certification in San Francisco has been claimed by The Landmark @ One Market Street. American Assets Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AAT), a full service REIT, Able Services, the USA’s largest family-owned and privately held provider of facility solutions, and BRE, a world leading, multi-disciplinary building science organization used the BREEAM USA standard for existing buildings to lead the building to its historical achievement.
Focusing on assessing and rating the performance of existing buildings, BREEAM USA In-Use has been adapted from BREEAM In-Use International to reflect differences in American standards and practices while still providing global comparability that distinguishes the BREEAM standard. Certification is achieved through independent, third-party assessment conducted on-site, giving stakeholders’ confidence about their building’s performance and recognition that a building meets, and continues to meet, the robust BREEAM In-Use sustainability standards.
Built in 1916, The Landmark was originally the headquarters for Southern Pacific Railroad. It was renovated in 1998 into a modern Class A office building while preserving historic features including the grand façade. In 2019, the building became the first in San Francisco to receive a BREEAM USA certification. The building is located in San Francisco’s famed Financial District overlooking the Embarcadero, the Ferry Building and the San Francisco Bay.
Able Services provided the assessment which was spearheaded by Engineering Manager and former Chief Engineer, Matt Montanez.
“As a BREEAM In-Use Licensed Assessor, Able Services has the opportunity to help our clients focused on sustainability make scientifically proven operating changes. We worked side-by-side with AAT and the property’s Chief Engineer Chris Malabed to complete the certification. This assessment has enabled our engineers to operate the Landmark at peak performance while limiting resource consumption.”
The achievement will be celebrated with the presentation of a BREEAM plaque and a reception on July 16, 2019 from 3-5pm at The Landmark @ One Market.
About American Assets Trust, Inc.
American Assets Trust, Inc. is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust, or REIT, headquartered in San Diego, California. The Company has over 50 years of acquiring, improving, developing and managing premier retail, office and residential properties throughout the United States in some of the nation’s most dynamic, high-barrier-to-entry markets primarily in Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. The Company’s retail portfolio comprises approximately 3.1 million rentable square feet, and its office portfolio comprises approximately 2.7 million square feet. In addition, the Company owns one mixed-use property (including approximately 97,000 rentable square feet of retail space and a 369-room all-suite hotel) and over 2,112 multifamily units. In 2011, the Company was formed to succeed to the real estate business of American Assets, Inc., a privately held corporation founded in 1967 and, as such, has significant experience, long-standing relationships and extensive knowledge of its core markets, submarkets and asset classes. For additional information, please visit www.americanassetstrust.com.
BRE is the world’s leading building science center. BRE’s sustainability, safety and security services, the BRE Academy and our Innovation Centers, are used by customers to deliver on their social, environmental and economic goals. Unlike other providers of building standards, BRE conducts research and develops science-backed standards to make a positive difference in the built environment. For more information, please visit www.breeam.com/usa, follow us on LinkedIn and @BRE_BREEAM on Twitter for the latest updates.
About Able Services
Founded in 1926, Able Services provides solutions for facility operations. Working together to deliver valuAble work-life experiences, Able cleans, operates and maintains more than 1 billion square feet of the built environment for the world’s biggest owners of real estate and facilities operators. Employing 17,000 people in 43 states, Able is revolutionizing solutions where people work and live. Able is ‘Service at Work.’ Learn more at ableseve.com or call (800) 461 9033.
Working together to provide valuAble work-life experiences, Able Services is USA’s largest family-owned and privately held provider of facility solutions for more than one billion sq. ft. of real estate.
Since 1926 we’ve delivered ‘Service at Work.’
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