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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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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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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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Webinar: More with Less: An Overview of the First CLT Hotel in the U.S.

Webinar: More with Less: An Overview of the First CLT Hotel in the U.S.

A free webinar, More with Less: An Overview of the First CLT Hotel in the U.S., from the WoodWorks Wood Products Council will take place on August 9th 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central time. The availability of cross laminated timber (CLT) ...

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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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