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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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The Online “Matchmaker + Wedding Planner” for Green Home Building Industry

The Online “Matchmaker + Wedding Planner” for Green Home Building Industry

I’m very excited to announce a new online service created for the home building and improvement industry and developed by my close friend and fellow UC Berkeley CED alum, Grace Tsao Mase. Her company Beyrep is a “Matchmaker” and “Wedding ...

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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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Bamboo Sports Hall with Zero Carbon Footprint 

Bamboo Sports Hall with Zero Carbon Footprint 

Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the Panyaden International School has a new indoor – outdoor sports hall that reflects the multi-facets of nature. Chiangmai Life Architect was commissioned to create a space that would reflect the school’s philosophy of teaching ...

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Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design presents the Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium, a weekly lecture series opened to students and the public. It will bring presentations by leaders in the Bay Area professional community on a variety of topics ...

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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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Building Below Zero: The Net Zero Plus Transformation

Building Below Zero: The Net Zero Plus Transformation

Thank you PBS for spreading the word – net zero buildings are front and center now. American public TV station PBS recently aired “Building Below Zero: The Net Zero Plus Transformation,” a documentary written, produced and directed by Jim Jackson. ...

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