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Calling for Nominees for the California ZNE School Awards

Calling for Nominees for the California ZNE School Awards

With 27 zero net energy (ZNE) schools operating or planned, California is leading the nation in driving K-12 schools and community colleges to ZNE performance. These projects represent high performance buildings that combine energy efficiency and renewable resources to produce ...

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Partner in Reconciliation: Building for the Indigenous People of Canada

Partner in Reconciliation: Building for the Indigenous People of Canada

The University of British Columbia (UBC) was honoured with a Sustainability Award from APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities, for the second time in six years in August of 2017. It was a no brainer to have AYO Smart Home’s Pilot ...

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It’s Time to Provide Leadership

It’s Time to Provide Leadership

Hosted by the USGBC Northern California Chapter and following a hiatus since its last conference, GreenerBuilder 2017 came back strong and was a stimulating success, well attended by over 360 attendees. It took place at the Zero Net Energy Center ...

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Student Competition: INNOVATION 2030

Student Competition: INNOVATION 2030

Climate change is the design challenge of our time. Architects play a critical role in addressing both the causes and effects of climate change. Design is the key to producing a built environment that adapts to projected climate impacts, protects ...

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Fighting for Our Message: Energy Efficiency and Beyond

Fighting for Our Message: Energy Efficiency and Beyond

The 2017 Beyond Energy Efficiency Conference hosted by Build It Green was an inspirational success, well attended by over 250 attendees including 43 speakers and 13 exhibitors. It took place at the Zero Net Energy Center in San Leandro, California, ...

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Student Competition: Czech Off-Grid Houses

Student Competition: Czech Off-Grid Houses

What more could a successful project wish for? Attention and continuity! Project Czech Off-Grid Houses has launched its second year of operations this February through a visionary architectural competition targeted at students of major Czech universities. Hundreds of architecture students are ...

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Build It Green’s Beyond Energy Efficiency Conference

Build It Green’s Beyond Energy Efficiency Conference

The What: The building industry is moving quickly beyond the standard practices on energy efficiency. Today’s ultra-efficient homes produce as much energy as they consume, and then some. Groundbreaking developments in building materials and technology ensure that homes are not only ...

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2016 ZNE School Leadership Awards

2016 ZNE School Leadership Awards

California leads the U.S. in the transformation of K-12 schools and community colleges to achieving zero net energy (ZNE) performance that combines energy efficiency and renewable energy resources to produce at least as much energy as they consume annually. California’s K-12 ...

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