The Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is concerned with solving complex social and environmental problems. With a practical and results-oriented approach to philanthropy, the Foundation supports innovative as well as time-tested strategies for addressing those problems.

This approach is manifest in the Foundation’s building, completed in May, 2002. Site, architecture and interior design create an environment that is beautiful and honors the Foundation’s commitment to energy conservation and environmental protection.

The LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – rating system, created by the U.S. Green Building Council, articulates a clear set of environmental principles and goals designed to encourage sustainable buildings. This approach mirrors the Foundation’s own ethos of encouraging innovation and seeking to attain demonstrable results.

The Foundation’s building is the first in California, and only the fifth in the nation, to receive Gold-level certification, under the LEEDS 2.0 standards. The Foundation earned this recognition by addressing a wide range of building-related environmental issues concerning site design, water and energy efficiency, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.