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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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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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Build It Green’s Healthy Homes Conference

Build It Green’s Healthy Homes Conference

The What: Join leading experts at Build It Green’s upcoming Healthy Homes Conference to learn about new building science, products, and practices to maximize safety and air quality in the home. Presentations will explore: cost-effective ways to maintain indoor air ...

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Juvenile Detention Home Revived As Green Home for Veterans

Juvenile Detention Home Revived As Green Home for Veterans

The historic landmark at 150 Otis Street in San Francisco, California has seen much in its lifetime. It was designed by architect Louis Mullgardt and built in 1916 as the City’s Juvenile Court and Detention Home. Throughout the years, it ...

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Affordable Housing Project Incorporates Largest Residential Solar Photovoltaic System in San Francisco

Affordable Housing Project Incorporates Largest Residential Solar Photovoltaic System in San Francisco

What do you do when your project has close to 40,000 square foot of roof space in one city block, good sun exposure, and no shading impediments?  Go solar, of course, and generate your own electricity with a renewable energy ...

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Maximizing the Green Footprint: How Much Green Impact Can You Make?

Maximizing the Green Footprint: How Much Green Impact Can You Make?

In our article The Story of the Fireside:  Seeing the Green in Value Engineering, we discussed how value engineering helps one take a systematic approach to evaluating a building system or product from different perspectives.  This feature takes a closer ...

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Simplify Solar with the First Curved Solar Roofing Tile

Simplify Solar with the First Curved Solar Roofing Tile

After two long days of non-stop hustling between seminars and product exhibits at the AIA (American Institute of Architects) 2009 National Convention and Expo, I was on my last stretch of speed walking through 800 plus vendor stalls. Fatigued and ...

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Integrated Design for Renewables (IDR)

Integrated Design for Renewables (IDR)

As designers and implementers of design, we know that integrated design theoretically makes sense.  However, when it comes to installing renewable energy systems, it is more and more critical that we actually put theory into action.  So I’d like to ...

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