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Region 9 Office

Photo looking up at EPA’s Region 9 Office in San Francisco, California.

243,520 rentable square feet (RSF)

Energy Intensity:
FY 2020: 34,253 Btu per RSF

Water Intensity:
FY 2020: 4.55 gallons per RSF

San Francisco, California

EPA’s Region 9 Office is located in the Hawthorne Plaza; this region covers Nevada, California, Arizona, Hawaii, Samoa, Guam and 147 federally recognized tribes in the Pacific Southwest.

Sustainable Features

  • Hawthorne Plaza received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Gold for Existing Buildings (version 2.0) certification in May 2009 and received LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings (version 2009) in August 2014.
  • EPA also renovated its office space and achieved LEED Platinum for Commercial Interiors (version 2009) certification in November 2016.
  • The building has received the ENERGY STAR® annually since 2008, most recently in 2018 with a score of 98.

For more information, visit the Region 9 website or the EPA Facility Contact List.