Tag: green building

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

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

BCCI Delivers State-of-the-Art, Ultramodern Yoga Studio

Samyama, the Sanskrit word for “bind” or “hold together,” is a name well suited for a yoga center that goes beyond the typical studio and focuses on healing and community. Located in a new two-story, building in Palo Alto’s Midtown neighborhood, BCCI’s client envisioned an inviting modern facility rooted in traditional yoga principles that would … Continued

CALGreen Changes Promise to Have Widespread Impact

If the new CALGreen requirements that went into effect on July 1, 2012 were not on your radar, there’s probably a good reason for that. Until recently, CALGreen – the first Statewide green building code – only applied to less than 10% of commercial construction projects. When CALGreen went into effect in 2010, it was … Continued

How to make the most of Greenbuild

Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo focused on green building and sustainability related to the built environment is coming to San Francisco in just a few weeks (November 14-16). It’s important for anyone involved in the green building industry to consider the options for participation in this once-a-year opportunity, whether by attending the full … Continued

2 Billion and Counting…

The announcement last week by the USGBC that 2 billion square feet of commercial space has been LEED certified is not only awe-inspiring but also confirms that the green building movement has more than just taken root, it is flourishing. The USGBC also reported that it certifies 2 million square feet of commercial space a … Continued

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