San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters Tour
Join us for a tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC) located at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. Take an opportunity to visit this state-of-the-art 13-story, 277,500 square-feet building, designed and built to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standards, exemplifying sustainable design and fiscal responsibility.
- On-site wastewater treatment
- On-site use of recycled wastewater
- Rainwater harvesting
- Solar panels
- Wind turbines, and more
SFPUC Guided Tour Procedures*
Sign up here today! Tours are free and are available to all members of the general public on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. and are limited to maximum of 20 guests. You must sign up in advance. You do not have to bring a printout of your ticket. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel tours. If the Wednesday tour date you selected is cancelled, we will notify you via email on Monday.
Tour guests are requested to arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Please enter via the 525 Golden Gate Avenue entrance and check in at the security desk. All guests 18 years-old and above are requested to bring a valid government issued photo ID. Children and youth under 18 years of age are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
Please note that if you arrive late and your scheduled tour group has left the main floor, you will not be able to join that tour and will need to reschedule.
SFPUC Self-Guided Tours*
Self-guided tours of the lobby area are available to all members of the public Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. –5:00 P.M. Pick up a building fact sheet in the lobby to learn about and view:
- The Digital Arts Wall
- The Living Machine
- The Rain Portal art installation
The following are applicable for both guided and self-guided tours:
- Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- No pets allowed. Guide and Service dogs only. No exceptions!
- No food or beverages. No food or beverages allowed beyond lobby area.
Thank you for your interest and for your cooperation. We look forward to seeing you.
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
*Please be advised that due to security issues we reserve the right to refuse anyone from taking part in a tour. We also reserve the right to cancel tours in the event of a City emergency.
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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Delivers water, provides wastewater treatment, and generates clean, greenhouse-gas-free hydroelectrical energy for San Francisco Bay Area customers.