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How Do We Get Beyond Net Zero Carbon?

How Do We Get Beyond Net Zero Carbon?

The time is now. As an industry, we have been making headway in greening the built environment for the last twenty years but that is not enough, and not quick enough. We need to achieve zero carbon emissions as soon ...

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Italian Medical University Leads with Sustainability

Italian Medical University Leads with Sustainability

Italy-based Humanitas University has a mission to train globally minded healthcare professionals through state-of-the-art interactive teaching methods and close integration with its clinical and research community. Its recently completed green campus designed by Italian architect Filippo Taidelli of FTA Studio ...

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ZNE Buildings Achievable in Every U.S. Climate Zone

ZNE Buildings Achievable in Every U.S. Climate Zone

Do ZNE buildings make sense in all climate zone types? Apparently they do, and have proven that it is possible to build successful ZNE buildings in every type of U.S. climate zone. New Buildings Institute recently released its 2018 Getting ...

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100% Natural Ventilation at Harvard’s HouseZero

100% Natural Ventilation at Harvard’s HouseZero

A pre-1940s-residential building situated in Harvard University’s campus is being renovated to inspire others on how old and conservative design can be altered to create an ultra-efficient facility with ambitious performance targets. The building, which is to be completed in ...

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Sonoma Academy Wins AIA CC Leading Edge Design Award

Sonoma Academy Wins AIA CC Leading Edge Design Award

Another win for Sonoma Academy – the school’s Janet Durgin Guild & Commons recently won an AIA CC Leading Edge Award which recognizes projects that speak to design excellence as well as sustainability and resiliency. This is on top of its ...

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Triple Bottom-Line Bank Is Net Zero Ready

Triple Bottom-Line Bank Is Net Zero Ready

Beneficial State Bank has a challenge for its customers and depositors. It is to “build something beautiful.” For its new headquarters in Oakland, California, the bank commissioned Gelfand Partners Architects to realize the bank’s mission of community and sustainability through ...

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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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