Buildings & Environments

The threads of the urban tapestry
SF is habitat for more than 800,000 people‚ meeting their needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry as well as green building in the City, helping residents and businesses alike harness the environmental opportunities our buildings present.



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Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient processes throughout a building's life cycle: siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and deconstruction.

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The Urban Forest program at SF Environment seeks to promote a healthier, sustainable urban forest in San Francisco.

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Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating food within the boundaries of a city. 

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San Francisco is located in a global biodiversity hotspot. Our city contains dozens of natural ecological communities, harboring a diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, rare and endangered species, and over 450 native plants.

San Francisco Environment Code Chapter 30 requires large commercial buildings to obtain all electricity from 100% renewable sources. Read>