UC Merced Earns 15 LEED Certifications

Sustainable practices at the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), have earned the school its 15th LEED certification for new construction and its first LEED certification for building operations and maintenance.

University of California Signs Carbon Pledge

The University of California (UC) has become the first university in the world to sign the Montreal Carbon Pledge, the school confirmed on Feb. 19.

University of California System Commits to Going Green

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
The University of California (UC) public university system, based in Oakland, is on track to meet its commitment to emitting zero-net greenhouse gases from its buildings by 2025, according to a sustainability report released this month.

New Book Provides Green Building Guidance

A new book helps guide construction lawyers through laws and regulations that govern green and sustainable development.

San Francisco Department Showcases Sustainable Design

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
When the San Francisco Department of the Environment was looking for new office space in 2013, the department made it a priority to make the space environmentally friendly and highly energy-efficient.

UC Merced Earns 13th LEED Certification

The University of California, Merced, received its 13th LEED certification when its student services building was awarded LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Aquarium of the Pacific Promotes Energy Efficiency

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
At the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, sustainability is part of workplace culture. That’s why it was recently voted Best Green Company to Work For by the Los Angeles Daily News.

Rocky Mountain Institute Breaks Ground on Innovation Center

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) broke ground Oct. 15 on its new Innovation Center based in Basalt. RMI is a nonprofit research and educational foundation that collaborates with businesses, communities and institutions to provide solutions for switching to efficient and renewable energy. Together with ZGF Architects in Portland, Ore., and Kansas City, Mo.-based JE Dunn Construction, RMI aims to make its Innovation Center an example of integrative design and energy and resource efficiency.

Cleaning Companies Pilot Green Business Program

Five San Francisco companies have successfully completed the first green business program in the county with training focused on custodial worker health.

Inside DirecTV’s LEED Platinum Renovation

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
When DirecTV launched a massive renovation project in 2011 for its headquarters in El Segundo, the satellite television provider aimed high to give employees a more sustainable and functional workplace.