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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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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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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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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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Open-sourcing: Taking Sustainability to Another Level

Open-sourcing: Taking Sustainability to Another Level

Can you imagine receiving free tools and instructions to build your own house and building materials, and possibly start your own village? Open Building Institute, founded by TED fellow and founding member of the Open Source Hardware Association, Dr. Catarina ...

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2016 Events Calendar of Green Building and Related Conferences

2016 Events Calendar of Green Building and Related Conferences

Have you started to plan your business or vacation schedule for the year? There are lots of upcoming green conferences around which you can build your vacation. GAB Report has pulled together a comprehensive list of international conferences and expos that ...

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NBI’s Top 16 Getting to Zero Trends

NBI’s Top 16 Getting to Zero Trends

Each year at the New Buildings Institute (NBI), the folks get together to discuss the most significant and potentially impactful or disruptive trends that they see coming in the commercial building and energy sectors, and actions that individuals can take ...

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NZE Library as Students’ Live Learning Lab

NZE Library as Students’ Live Learning Lab

Editor’s Note: This article consists of writing from the Editor as well as WRNS Studio. In light of the upcoming Net Positive Energy and Water Conference to be held on February 18-19 in San Diego, California, I reflect upon the ...

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