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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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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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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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GreenerBuilder 2017

GreenerBuilder 2017

The What: GeenerBuilder gathers hundreds of Northern California professionals to learn about key trends in the green building market; to hear what owners and developers are looking for; and to make important connections with fellow industry leaders. The daylong conference ...

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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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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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