Bullitt Center First Living Building Certified Office

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(04/15/2015)
The Bullitt Center in Seattle has become the first office building in the world to earn the Living Building Certification, a strict benchmark of sustainability in the built environment. The Bullitt Center confirmed the certification on April 1.

Green California Summit Encourages Water Reduction


(04/15/2015)
Green industry professionals gathered at the Sacramento Convention Center April 7 and 8 for the Green California Summit and Exposition.

Green California Summit Kicks Off April 7


(03/31/2015)
California’s efforts to combat climate change and grow a vibrant economy that will sustain both present and future generations will be highlighted at the upcoming Green California Summit in Sacramento April 7-8.

Denver Office Building Earns LEED Platinum

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(03/18/2015)
1800 Larimer, the Denver Central Business District's first high-rise office in more than 25 years, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The certification makes 1800 Larimer one of the first high-rise office buildings in the United States — and the largest west of the Mississippi River — to receive LEED Platinum status.

Oak Park Unified School District Wins Green Award

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(03/18/2015)
A net-zero energy modular classroom project in the Oak Park Unified School District in San Diego has been honored with the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) California Central Coast Chapter’s Green School Award. The USGBC California’s Central Coast Chapter annual Green Awards celebrates outstanding green projects throughout the region.

DPR Construction Earns EPA Award


(03/18/2015)
After setting a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, DPR Construction (DPR), earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leadership Award in the category of Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management.

San Diego Library Designed for LEED Gold

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(03/13/2015)
A groundbreaking celebration was held on March 6 for a $9.4 million design-build library project in San Diego County. The Alpine Library marks the third design-build project, as well as the third library for which C.W. Driver of Pasadena, Calif., has been selected as the design-builder by San Diego County.

UC Merced Earns 15 LEED Certifications


(03/13/2015)
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


(02/25/2015)
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
(01/29/2015)
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.