TANNER HECHT BUILDS FIRST
LEED-CI PLATINUM CERTIFIED BUILDING IN SAN FRANCISCO
WITH PRUDENTIAL'S SNAP FIXTURE.
For almost twenty years, the San Francisco based
The Energy Foundation has worked to promote energy
efficiency and renewable energy in the world's
largest and fastest growing markets. In 2007, the
Foundation was looking for a design firm that could
capture its corporate character as well as fulfill
its mission of sustainability. One of the goals of
the project was to achieve LEED-CI Platinum
certification, the highest level under the USGBC's
program for commercial interiors.
TannerHecht Architecture prides itself on
creating projects that enrich their communities, and
thus became The Energy Foundation's ideal partner.
The new, 17,600-sq.-ft. offices occupy the entire
sixth floor of the seven-story Bently Reserve
Building (formerly the San Francisco Federal Reserve
Bank), located in the heart of the city. The design
exposes the building's historic rustic steel, brick,
and concrete, thereby reducing the use of new
Prudential Ltg.'s diverse product line provided
the design firm with the ability to incorporate the
use of advanced lighting control systems, daylight
harvesting, and independent climate controls which
allow employees to reduce energy use yet maintain
their preferred level of comfort.
In addition, Prudential's innovative Snap luminaire was incorporated as a dramatic, yet
functional, visual design element that created a
slender line of light that produced a virtual
ceiling plan in the raw space.
The Energy Foundation could not be happier with
their new digs an ideal mix of modern design and
efficient functionality. In other words, both
practical and beautiful.
Forms used to create the concrete ceiling left distinct linear
markings. Our 8’ Snap fixture’s simple profile proved an ideal
The exposed ductwork created the complex ceiling. The linear form of
our 4’ and 8’ Snap fixtures helped unify the space overhead.
For public spaces where ambient lighting is needed, SNAP was the
preferred choice of architects TannerHecht.
The Energy Foundation’s new space had to be lit by highly
energy-efficient fixtures. Like our Snap luminaires.