Chronicle Books Publishing Company
San Francisco, CA

Chronicle Books is known as one of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the U.S. In 2004 the company decided that it was time for a new space that was as green as possible. The new 30,000 sq. ft office space which has between 70% and 80% of Chronicle's energy needs is generated by solar panels on the building's roof. To save energy, all offices have occupancy sensors so the lights are on only when someone is inside, and all regular computer screens were switched to flat-panel monitors that require less energy to cool.


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