Category: Green Building

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: 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

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 signals were … 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

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

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