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Mission Rock Comes to Life: How an Innovative Partnership is Yielding a Connected Community with Sustainability at its Core

By District Energy posted 10-25-2022 17:04


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The City and County of San Francisco is welcoming an exciting new development as the first phase of Mission Rock nears completion, ready to greet residents, retailers and tenants in the second quarter of 2023. A collaboration between the San Francisco Giants, the Port of San Francisco and renowned developer Tishman Speyer, Mission Rock will be the city’s largest mixed-use waterfront neighborhood.

One of the key differentiators is how Mission Rock approaches ESG from a holistic perspective. “Sustainability was top of mind in this project – not just in selected attributes, but throughout,” Kadin says.

As one groundbreaking example, the community will have its own district scale utilities – a District Energy System (DES) and district scale blackwater treatment plant. The DES was designed to leverage the scale and diversity of uses within Mission Rock, using a shared energy plant that will supply hot and cold water to the development through a network of underground pipes and is designed to ultimately utilize a bay water exchange system to meet heating and cooling needs in an upcoming future phase of construction.

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