As part of the sanctuary's mission to reduce its carbon footprint, in 2008 the sanctuary developed a Green Operations Plan* (PDF, 550KB), and began conducting an annual emissions inventory. Inventory results are presented to the Advisory Council each year.
You can also read about the Green Building Features (PDF) in the Ocean Climate Center.
* The Green Operations Plan was developed by the Sanctuary Advisory Council's Green Operations Working Group, as part of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Blue Seas Green Communities Initiative. Participants included representatives from the San Francisco Department of Environment, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (landlord), Presidio Trust (utilities provider), a green architectural firm (LEED expert), and several members from the Advisory Council. Presented to the full Advisory Council in August 2009, the Council accepted the recommended strategies and forwarded them onto the sanctuary superintendent for adoption and promulgation to other sanctuary sites within the National Marine Sanctuary System.