LORD Green Strategies: China Basin, San Francisco

Noteworthy Properties: China Basin

Nov 15, 2022

LORD Green Strategies: China Basin, San Francisco

t its core, China Basin is a I 00-year-old South Pacific Railroad banana depot, that evolved into a 1,032,800 SF technology and life sciences campus. Fitwel Partner and Technical Advisory Board member, LORD Green Strategies, along with owner, JP Morgan Asset Management, Inc. chose Fitwel because of its focus on people over materials, suitability for unique property types, and extensively research-supported strategies. Additionally, China Basin’s proximity to Mission Bay provides easy access to nature, as well as walkability, which made it an ideal candidate for Fitwel certification from the start.

The team took action to prioritize employee health by ensuring employees have control over their workspaces with active workstations, blinds, office plants, and more. The whole campus has stair access to increase opportunities for fitness throughout the day and access to alternative forms of transportation, such as the local free shuttle and bountiful bicycle parking.


China Basin increases community involvement within the campus through on-site social and wellness events. Along with being a resource for the community through their ground floor tenant, UCSF Health, and its primary care facility in the building.


China Basin was part of a Greenbuild International Conference & Expo tour showcasing exemplary projects in San Francisco’s master-planned redevelopment areas.

China Basin received a 2-star rating under Fitwel’s Multi-Tenant Base Building Certification.