San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
RFJ Meiswinkel Company, an award-winning high end construction company in San Francisco, recently announced the completion of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. The 16-month project consisted of renovations to the entire interior of the 13-floor building, using energy efficient materials and methods.
The 227,500-square-foot LEED Platinum structure includes built-in wind turbines and solar panels. Designers predict it will consume 55 percent less energy than an average California building, saving the City of San Francisco $118 million over 75 years. The building, touted as one one of the "greenest" in San Francisco, also includes toilets that conserve 750,000 gallons of water a year.
"The Public Utilities Commission building was one of the most architecturally challenging projects that we've worked on," said Project Manager, Mark Bovone. "We're proud to have worked on this project." The building is designed to achieve LEED-Platinum certification by the US Green Building Council, and will exceed California's recently-instituted Title 24 requirements for energy efficiency in new office buildings by 55 percent, according to estimates from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
The Meiswinkels started doing business in San Francisco, in 1947, and has been working on many commercial and residential projects all over California ever since. Recipients of the prestigious Diamond Certified Award, they specialize in metal framing, drywall construction, plaster, and fireproofing. The award-winning work of RFJ Meiswinkel Company can be seen in many parts of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Some of their past projects include UCSF - Mission Bay, Cliff House, The SF MOMA, and Bloomingdale’s in San Francisco. Current projects include the Mandarin Hotel and the YMCA. For more information about RFJ Meiswinkel Company, visit their website at http://www.rfjmeiswinkel-sf.com.
About the company:
The Meiswinkels began its plastering tradition in the 1940's. The company known as RFJ Meiswinkel Company has truly elevated plaster work to the status of art. The award-winning work of RFJ Meiswinkel Company can be seen in many of the San Francisco Bay Area's most iconic buildings. RFJ specializes in exceptional wall and ceiling construction using metal framing, drywall, stucco, lath and Venetian plaster techniques for both commercial and residential applications. RFJ combines the jobs of estimator and project manager, offering their clients a single professional with expertise over the entire job. For more information visit their website at http://rfjmeiswinkel-sf.com.