Colorado College Announces Reconstruction of Honnen Ice Arena

Colorado College (CC) announced a $10 million plan to rebuild the Honnen Ice Arena on the south side of campus.

Greenbuild Conference Encourages Sustainability Nationwide

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo opened Oct. 5 through Oct. 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. The expo welcomed more than 20,000 attendees and 600 international exhibitors.

Golden 1 Center in Sacramento Receives LEED Platinum Certification

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) certified Golden 1 Center, the new downtown home of the Sacramento Kings on Sept. 22. as LEED Platinum, the highest level of global recognition an environmentally-efficient building or organization can receive.

California Institute of Technology Constructs Sustainable Laboratory

California Institute of Technology’s biomedical laboratory is currently undergoing renovations built for Professor Lihong Wang and his biomedical engineering team.

UCSB Debuts $58.5 Million Library Renovation

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) unveiled a $58.5 million renovation to Davidson Library in August.

Long Beach City College Begins Green Renovations to Address STEM Studies

On Sept. 12, Long Beach City College (LBCC) began renovations to its Science Building D in order to provide more modern facilities for students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

Innovations in Solar Technology Could Increase Profits

A new technology from Pasadena-based Edisun Microgrids allows rooftop solar panels to track the sun and could boost electricity production by 30 percent and help accelerate a commercial switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

Managing Energy Consumption Through Green Design

Managing the energy controls of green buildings just got a littler easier with the help of Einstein, an energy management system debuted by Mountain View, Calif.-based Verdigris on Sept. 8.

AECOM Commits to Lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions

AECOM, a fully integrated global infrastructure firm based in Los Angeles, announced on August 10 that it is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020.

Marin General Hospital Starts Construction on New Wing

A hospital replacement project began at Marin General Hospital on July 28. The $535 million revamp will be complete in 2020 and will meet LEED Silver standards. State law requires that Marin General make its facilities earthquake safe by 2030. Currently, the facilities are outdated as the west wing was finished in 1989, the east wing was finished in 1961 and the central wing was built in 1952.