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Boys & Girls Clubs Mission Clubhouse – LEED EBOM Gold

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Originally built in 1928, the Mission Clubhouse is one of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s nine local chapter locations. The newly renovated 15,000 sq. ft. building is located at 901 Alabama Street in the Mission District, and houses classrooms, arts and crafts rooms, media and game rooms, a teen center, and a multipurpose gymnasium for up to 150 children and teenagers every day.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco engaged Environmental Building Strategies to determine the facility’s energy saving opportunities with a GAP Analysis. Then in conjunction with Nibbi General Contractors, Tom Eliot Fisch Architects, and the dedicated Boys & Girls Clubs staff, EBS helped the Mission Clubhouse achieve LEED Gold certification under the Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) v2009 rating system.

Out of thousands of Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide, the Mission Clubhouse is one of a number of Clubs leading the way in sustainable building operations and LEED certification. The Club also utilizes the renovated building’s sustainable features as educational tools to teach our future generations about renewable energy, waste and recycling, energy efficiency and their importance to our planet.

Notable features include:

  • 100% passive (zero mechanical) cooling by means of natural ventilation
  • Radiant floor heating
  • 25 kW solar photovoltaic array
  • 85% less energy usage compared to similar U.S. buildings
  • 42% less water usage compared to U.S. baseline
  • 62.5% materials recycled annually
  • Energy auditing and waste reduction activities and awards incorporated into curriculum
  • Green Cleaning and Purchasing programs implemented at the Clubhouse


  • California Construction Magazine, Northern California Cultural Award of Merit, 2010
  • San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deal of the Year Award for Community Impact, 2008