Author: BCCI Construction Company

California AB 1103 Will Reveal Buildings’ True (Energy) Colors

California Assembly Bill 1103, which will require non-residential building owners to disclose their energy consumption information via the Energy Star Portfolio Manager, has been postponed for implementation until January 1, 2013, at the earliest. What is Energy Star Portfolio Manager? The Energy Star Portfolio Manager allows building owners to track and assess energy consumption and … Continued

LEED 2012: Introduction to the New Rating System Including the Integrative Process Credit

In recognition of Earth Day, we are taking this opportunity to kick off our series which highlights forthcoming changes with the most recognized green building program – LEED. For more than a decade, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards have set the bar for high performance buildings. One of the reasons that LEED has been … Continued

Unveiling LEED 2012

Planning is underway for the latest version of the USGBC LEED Rating System, which is slated for release in November 2012. This third version of the system has LEED consultants and users eager for a more robust and technically intuitive system than the current version, which was last updated in 2009. While the system will … Continued

Wharton Goes Green at New San Francisco Campus

BCCI Construction Company was selected by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to assist with preconstruction planning and preliminary budgeting prior to demolition, renovation, and green building services for the relocation of the Wharton | San Francisco campus to Hills Plaza on the city’s waterfront. [slideshow]BCCI’s construction team efficiently managed permitting and engineering … Continued

LEED Certification vs. Equivalency: Which is Best for Your Project?

Implementing green building strategies has increasingly become the norm for many projects across the country, both large and small. As more companies choose to implement sustainable strategies into the design and construction of their projects, the questions inevitably become, “Should we pursue LEED certification, and how much will it impact our budget?” The Alternative to … Continued

Skype Team Aligns Project Goals Upfront With Real Time Estimator

BCCI Construction Company recently completed core and shell renovations and tenant improvements for Skype’s new North America headquarters located at the Stanford Research Park. The new facility consolidated two Bay Area locations into one cohesive office space. [slideshow]From the onset of this design assist project, BCCI’s team collaborated with the client, construction manager, architect and … Continued

The Future of Sustainability in the Built Environment

Green building has flourished despite the down economy of the past few years. With one-third of all new non-residential construction built using green design and construction methods and a three-fold increase in non-residential construction starts for green projects over the next five years (see Green Outlook 2011: Green Trends Driving Growth, McGraw Hill Construction), the … Continued