BREEAM Certification to Share Green Market with LEED in U.S.


(06/15/2016)
The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM), the UK’s leading green-building rating system for 24 years, is coming to the U.S. as part of a partnership with San Francisco-based LEED consultancy BuildingWise. London-based Building Research Establishment (BRE) manages BREEAM certifications, and the new BREEAM In-Use International standard will evaluate the potential 5.6 million existing commercial buildings not currently certified in the U.S.
 

National Pet Hospital Headquarters Seeks Highest LEED Certification


(06/15/2016)
The corporate headquarters of Banfield Pet Hospital, relocating from Portland, Ore., to Vancouver, is seeking the highest LEED certification for its dog-friendly workplace.
 

Solar Energy Lab Wins Design Award, Stands Out for Sustainable Materials


(06/15/2016)
AIA East Bay awarded the University of Berkeley’s solar energy lab the Citation Award for its remarkable design in late 2015.
 

Santa Monica Makes Rooftop Solar Panels Mandatory


(06/07/2016)
In April, Santa Monica City Council passed the ordinance mandating rooftop solar systems be built on all new buildings, residential and commercial, in the city.
 

Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena Features Energy-Efficient Technologies


(05/11/2016)
The new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is now one of the world’s most automated and energy-efficient entertainment, sporting and concert venues, as it features custom-designed connected technology solutions from Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation.
 

Mixed-Use Development in Boulder Earns LEED Platinum


(05/11/2016)
1738 Pearl Street, a mixed-use property in downtown Boulder designed by Denver real estate investment company Unico Properties, recently achieved LEED Platinum Core and Shell, making it Boulder’s first privately owned LEED Platinum building, according to Unico Sustainability.
 

University of California Merced Continues Green Efforts


(05/11/2016)
The University of California Merced has improved its sustainability rating through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), after a long and rigorous review process, according to University of California Merced.
 

Rachlin Partners Creates STEM Acronym for Design


(05/10/2016)
Rachlin Partners, an architecture firm based in Culver City, is helping transform the traditional school model into a 21st century learning space, where teachers and staff can advance the ideas of collaboration and project-based learning.
 

San Luis Obispo Women’s Jail to Debut March 2017


(05/03/2016)
Construction on the much-anticipated San Luis Obispo County women’s jail broke ground in February 2014 and is well underway for a March 2017 opening.
 

High Altitude Colorado School Earns Honors


(04/26/2016)
Lake County High School in Leadville recently earned its project team a National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Institutional $10 million to $25 million project category.