Sustainability Begins in the Classroom


(04/16/2014)
The ninth annual Green California Summit wrapped up last week with a special emphasis on promoting sustainability in schools and the potential benefits of Proposition 39 for educational facilities. A day of pre-summit workshops kicked off activities April 7, which included a daylong seminar dedicated to providing education and resources on Prop 39. The proposition promises to bring more than $2.5 billion to California schools for energy-efficiency projects, has the potential to enable every local

Green Builders Respond to White House Sustainable Wood Support


(03/27/2014)
The Obama Administration highlighted their support of sustainable, wood-building materials as a way to create jobs, support rural communities and conserve the environment at the White House Rural Council workshop “Building with Wood: Jobs and the Environment.”

Green California Summit and Exposition Coming to Sacramento


(03/27/2014)
Green builders and stakeholders are gearing up to attend the Green California Summit and Exposition at the Sacramento Convention Center April 8 to April 9 to share best practices and survey the latest technologies in sustainable building. A wide array of green building topics will be covered at the two-day conference. The summit will provide forward-thinking education programs through various education tracks. Each education track will present three distinctive educational sessions.

UC San Diego Opens LEED Platinum-Designed Building


(03/27/2014)
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is celebrating the completion of the new $113 million Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility.

Clean Technology Lab Building Breaks Ground at WSU


(03/27/2014)
Washington State University has broken ground the new, state-of-the-art Clean Technology Laboratory Building.

PacMutual Campus Mixes Antique Architecture with Sustainable Design

By Audrey Arthur
(03/13/2014)
The PacMutual Campus in downtown Los Angeles has revitalized the ornate, historic architectural details of its buildings and partnered them with state-of-the-art sustainable features to create a singular LEED Platinum campus.

EMP Museum Building Gains Green Recognition


(03/13/2014)
The EMP Administrative Office Building for the EMP Museum added another sustainable achievement to its record.

Q&A: NMHU Building Earns LEED Gold


(03/05/2014)
The student union building at New Mexico Highlands University recently received LEED Gold certification from the USGBC. Designed by Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects in a joint venture with Studio Southwest Architects of Santa Fe, N.M., the three-story building is the new gateway building to the campus and includes such sustainable design features as a geothermal well system, glazed aluminum curtain wall and one of the first motorized sun tracking louver systems in North America.

Cradle to Cradle Offers New Product Registry

By Audrey Arthur
(02/26/2014)
To increase product transparency and usability, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII) has launched the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Registry. The product registry allows designers, builders and consumers to review how Cradle to Cradle-certified products perform in the five categories of certification. The categories include: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness.

Energy Innovation Center Receives LEED ‘Double Platinum’


(02/26/2014)
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) announced that its Energy Innovation Center (EIC), which showcases smart energy initiatives and green building practices, has now received two LEED Platinum certifications from the USGBC.