We are excited to share the news that our Google Bay View campus project has officially achieved LEED Platinum certification, making it the largest LEED v4 BD+C: NC Platinum certified project in the world! The announcement was made in early November by USGBC president Peter Templeton, at the Greenbuild International Conference in San Francisco.
The all-electric Bay View campus is packed with sustainable features, including the bespoke "dragonscale" solar skin that covers the sloping canopy roofs and will generate 40% of the buildings’ electricity needs each year. Cooling and heating is provided by the largest geothermal pile system in North America, which is expected to cut carbon emissions by nearly half and reduce the amount of water used for cooling by 90%.
Learn more about Google’s first ground-up campus, and its extraordinary innovations here.