Paramount Group announced that One Front Street and 50 Beale Street have just received the coveted LEED Platinum certification, the highest rating awarded by the US Green Building Council. With this achievement, Paramount’s entire San Francisco portfolio aggregating 2.9 million square feet is now LEED Platinum certified, reflecting Paramount’s commitment.

“Having all three of our San Francisco properties receive the prestigious LEED Platinum certification is a significant achievement that demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and operational excellence,” said Albert Behler, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Paramount. “The steps we have taken to upgrade the quality of our portfolio have resulted in all of our properties being either LEED Platinum or Gold certified, helping to improve our environmental and financial results.” The criteria for achieving LEED Platinum certification is both intensive and comprehensive.

Properties pursuing LEED Platinum qualification must earn 80+ cumulative points across nine categories: Location & Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Material & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation, Regional Priority and Integrative Process.