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The Art of Storytelling

As a leader in sustainable building, BCCI focuses on reducing the environmental impacts of design and construction. And just as important is how we communicate that message and encourage others to prioritize sustainability for their projects. USGBC launched the Living Standard campaign in Spring 2019 in an effort to change the way we approach sustainability … Continued

GreenerBuilder 2019: A Recap from BCCI’s Sustainability Team

The theme of GreenerBuilder 2019 was Inspire, Connect, and Advance Sustainable Building. A group of LEED Accredited Professionals from BCCI attended this year’s one-day conference hosted by the Pacific Region Communities of the U.S. Green Building Council which shares trends and best practices for better buildings and healthier, more sustainable communities. Our Sustainability Team shares … Continued

Living Future 2019: Collaboration + Abundance

BCCI’s Sustainability team recently attended the International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI) Living Future unConference for our sixth year in Seattle, Washington. The conference theme Collaboration + Abundance was thoughtfully woven throughout the keynotes, educational sessions and networking events. The ILFI truly “believes regenerative design can only happen when all voices are brought to the table,” … Continued

New Carbon Architecture

As an innovative, forward thinking builder, BCCI strives to understand and identify issues that clients know are important to their buildings. The New Carbon Architecture, with its comprehensive analysis on embodied carbon issues, is an excellent reference point to access a new frontier of climate-related building strategy. Our team is seeing the issue of embodied … Continued

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WELL Is For People

A WELL 101 seminar was recently held in BCCI’s San Francisco office, bringing together employees from all departments wanting to learn more about the WELL Building Standard and the WELL certification process. Kena David, BCCI’s Director of Sustainability, began the hour-long seminar by asking participants to write down how they think “well-being” looks, feels and … Continued

Perspectives on Greenbuild 2018: Human x Nature (USGBC Northern California)

By Halie Colbourne, BCCI Sustainability Associate USGBC’s international conference and expo, Greenbuild, took place at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago this November. This year’s theme, “Human x Nature,” was interwoven throughout the conference—in session rooms adorned with biophilic elements, in Amal Clooney’s opening plenary human rights speech and in the Women in Green Luncheon, … Continued

Touring California’s First Living Building: ARCH|NEXUS

BCCI’s Sustainability Coordinator, Matt Koester, organized a tour of ARCH|NEXUS’ Sacramento office for the Living Building Challenge Bay Area Collaborative, a group of contractors, engineers, architects, and other creatives. ARCH|NEXUS, a commercial architect, designed and managed the project to achieve the first Living Building Challenge (LBC) certified project in California. LBC, the International Living Future … Continued

GreenBuilder Conference: Triple Zero & the Pilot Project

Click here for Part 1 of BCCI’s Sustainability Team’s Experience at GreenerBuilder 2018. By Halie Colbourne, BCCI Sustainability Associate & Matthew Koester, BCCI Sustainability Coordinator This year, GreenerBuilder honored the San Francisco Airport with two breakout sessions. Erin Cooke, Sustainability Director of SFO, took the reins in introducing the San Francisco Airport Terminal One Redevelopment … Continued

GreenBuilder Conference: Building Resiliency and Diversity

By Halie Colbourne, BCCI Sustainability Associate & Matthew Koester, BCCI Sustainability Coordinator This year, BCCI’s Sustainability Team had the privilege of participating in the U.S. Green Building Council’s GreenerBuilder Conference, San Francisco’s premier venue for architects, contractors, owners and other green building professionals to learn about cutting edge projects and latest trends in the Bay … Continued

The JUST Label: Social Equity in the Workplace

Click here for Part 1 and Part 2 of BCCI’s Sustainability Team’s Experience at the 2018 Living Future unConference by Kena David, BCCI Sustainability Manager This year’s Living Future unConference’s theme, Authenticity + Action, focused on taking a look at the wounds of the world and what we are doing to heal them. Amanda Sturgeon, … Continued