AECOM Commits to Lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions


(08/16/2016)
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


(08/03/2016)
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 Currently, the facilities are outdated as the west wing was finished in 1989, the east wing was finished in 1961 and the central wing was built in 1952.
 

Silver Oak Named First Commercial Production Winery to Receive LEED Platinum


(08/03/2016)
Silver Oak Winery has been named the first commercial production winery in the world to earn LEED Platinum certification, the USGBC’s highest level of recognition.
 

C.W. Driver Completes Net-Zero Construction of Alpine Library


(07/19/2016)
C.W. Driver Companies, based in Pasadena, Calif., has completed construction on one of San Diego County’s first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings, the Alpine Library in Alpine. C.W. Driver, San Diego-based Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects, and architect Manuel Oncina designed the building.
 

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.