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15th Water Conservation Showcase

15th Water Conservation Showcase

The What: The 15th Annual Water Conservation Showcase brings together designers, building professionals, product manufacturers, decision makers, and community members to discuss the latest in water conservation strategies, technologies, policies, and resources. Water is a limited natural resource, heavily impacted ...

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Living Future 18

Living Future 18

The What: In May 2018, a global community of changemakers will converge at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland to turn ideas into action! The Living Future unConference is the leading event in regenerative design. Join a community of changemakers. This year’s theme ...

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To Catch the Rain

To Catch the Rain

A Kickstarter project, To Catch the Rain is a book of inspiring stories of communities coming together to catch their own rain, along with the nitty-gritty details so that anyone can do it. It is a book for people looking ...

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Sonoma Academy Honored with ZNE School Leadership Award

Sonoma Academy Honored with ZNE School Leadership Award

WRNS Studio-designed Sonoma Academy was honored with the California ZNE School Leadership Award: a project among six winners recognized for driving ZNE in new and existing school projects in California. Six exemplary individuals, design teams, and school districts were recently ...

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BuildingGreen’s Top 10 Products for 2018

BuildingGreen’s Top 10 Products for 2018

BuildingGreen’s team recently announced its 2018 Top 10 Products List, a list that is well respected and one to which I always look forward. I’m particularly excited about the AirFlow Panel and the VersaDry Drywall Track, both of which revolutionize the ...

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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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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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