Most San Franciscans have been sweating through a hot summer this year, but residents of some of the city’s newest apartment buildings have stayed cool.

Yes, the winds have changed in the city’s multifamily market. Manufactured winds, in fact. Residential developers have recently started installing air conditioning systems in more and more buildings – a formerly rare feature for cool, grey San Francisco.

The proliferation is not necessarily just a response to warmer temperatures, but also a rental market growing more luxurious. A spate of buildings are also going up in some of the city’s warmest neighborhoods, like the Mission and Potrero Hill.

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