Tag: LEED

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

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

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

What We Saw at Greenbuild

As we expected, Greenbuild 2012 did not disappoint. Whether or not you followed our recommendations on making the most of the conference, we hope that you found great value in the forums, expo hall, green building tours and networking. Here’s a bit of what we saw at this year’s Greenbuild. The U.S. Green Building Council’s … Continued

We’re Growing!

We’re thrilled to share the news that our continued growth within the marketplace has led to the expansion of our team. As part of our commitment to excellence in the areas of sustainability and design, we are pleased to welcome Aron Bosworth, LEED AP, who joins our dynamic sustainability team, and architect Lisa Szmurlo, who … 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

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