The Transamerica Pyramid, awarded LEED®-EB Gold status in 2009, has now achieved the highest level of certification with LEED®-EB Platinum status.

In a formal ceremony held October 27, the Pyramid received the award from the U.S. Green Building Council, one of only 13 LEED® Platinum certified buildings in the city.

“The Transamerica Pyramid has been an icon to the city since 1972, making this accomplishment all the more notable. The Transamerica Pyramid's LEED® team is to be commended on their efforts, as they have set the standard of what's possible for commercial buildings in California and throughout the world,” said California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, who was instrumental in developing legislation to improve energy and resource efficiency in San Francisco.

The property owner, Transamerica Pyramid Properties, LLC, and the building management team of Cushman & Wakefield, and BuildingWise, LLC, a LEED certification consultant, were able to achieve the Platinum certification through impressive energy savings and sustainability accomplishments.

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In 2009, The Transamerica Pyramid and 505 Sansome were each awarded the prestigious Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of on-going energy and environmental practices. In addition in 2010, both buildings received several honors for environmental consciousness. The Pyramid and 505 Sansome join only a handful of existing buildings in the United States to qualify for LEED® Gold certification - making them two of the most environmentally sustainable properties in the country.