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Regenerative Building: We Are What We Create

Click here for Part 1 of BCCI’s Sustainability Team’s Experience at the 2018 Living Future unConference by Matthew Koester, BCCI Sustainability Coordinator Material selection plays transformative roles in creating and revolutionizing supply chains. In valuing aspects of the Living Building Challenge’s Materials Petal, specifiers create market demand and a competitive imperative among manufacturers. These market … Continued

2018 Living Future unConference: Inspiration Abound

by Halie Colbourne, BCCI Assistant Sustainability Manager A few weeks ago, an inspired group of builders, designers, manufacturers, sustainability consultants, owners, and operators convened in Portland, Oregon for the 2018 Living Future unConference. The conference was attended by over 1,200 people from 61 different countries including 850 ILFI Ambassadors. Amanda Sturgeon, ILFI’s CEO kicked off … Continued

2018 Water Conservation Showcase: A Rising Wave

On a rainy morning in San Francisco, green building professionals and water conservation enthusiasts converged at the PG&E Pacific Energy Center for the 15th Annual Water Conservation Showcase. The expo spanned two floors, featuring 40 vendors exhibiting water conservation technologies and services for residential, commercial and landscaping application. Attendees weighed opportunities in fledgling recycled water … Continued

Greenbuild 2017: Women in Green Power Breakfast

by Halie Colbourne, BCCI Assistant Sustainability Manager Thursday, November 9th, 2017 hundreds of women woke up bright and early for Greenbuild’s Annual Women in Green Power breakfast. I’ve repeatedly heard great things from fellow Bay Area colleagues that this event is a must do. Each table was marked with a famous and fearless female leader: … Continued

Mythbusters: Millennials in The Workplace

Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce. Born between 1981 and 1997, they are the most culturally diverse and most educated group in U.S. history. Many will tell you that there are a number of misconceptions about their generation. Frequently depicted as a technology addicted and entitled group who fear commitment, it might … Continued

Millennials Bring Health and Wellness to the Workplace

The millennial generation is the first generation to grow up with mobile phones and ready access to the Internet. They’ve had the luxury of answers to virtually any question at their fingertips. Their lives have always been digital and connected. This generation—now the largest in American history—has proved to be the impetus for many changes … Continued

Perspective: Greenbuild 2016

Greenbuild is the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual green building conference and expo where designers, contractors, owners, developers, and sustainability experts gather to share knowledge about the latest trends in sustainability and the innovations which are pushing the green building industry forward. Since 2014, Greenbuild has had a strong focus on LEED v4 and … Continued

Living Future Conference: Truth + Transparency

Truth + Transparency: The Future of Green Building

Since its founding ten years ago, the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) has radically transformed green building. At this year’s Living Future Conference: Truth + Transparency, like-minded visionaries and leaders in the green building industry came together to share ideas and discuss new innovations on topics ranging from social justice to the WELL Building Standard. … Continued

Going Beyond LEED: The WELL Building Standard

  Since its launch in 2000, LEED has become the benchmark for creating sustainable structures and interiors conducive to the environment, the individual and society as a whole. Although the USGBC’s green building rating system has become the leading industry standard for conserving resources and promoting efficiency, there is now a new certification dedicated to … Continued

LEED Dynamic Plaque

LEED v4 Education Series: ID+C

Last month the USGBC Northern California Chapter (USGBC NCC) and Environmental Building Strategies (EBS) hosted a LEED version 4 Educational SeImage: USGBC, LEED Dynamic Plaque ries led by Kena David, Assistant Sustainability Manager at BCCI Construction Company, and Kristen Magnuson, Project Coordinator at EBS providing a credit-by-credit analysis of changes the Interior Design & Construction … Continued