About this Project
Led by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and in collaboration with the design team, Sherwood has been working to incorporate a number of systems that help to define the Moscone Convention Center as the center of San Francisco’s ﬁrst ever Eco-District project. The project builds community through improving pedestrian access to gardens, and adding over 12,000 SF of new public open space. Future-ready systems were incorporated through capturing rainwater, foundation water, and steam condensate for reuse as non-potable demands such as toilet ﬂushing & irrigation, along with irrigation for the adjacent Yerba Buena Gardens, street sweeping, and connections for future opportunities throughout the eco-district. These greatly reduce the amount of water ﬂowing into San Francisco’s overtaxed storm sewer system. To further reduce irrigation demands visible ecological systems are being incorporated throughout the project to help use and detain stormwater. Lastly, the project has incorporated educational signage to identify these groundbreaking sustainable systems for Moscone visitors and the public.