Aquarium of the Pacific Promotes Energy Efficiency

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(10/22/2014)
At the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, sustainability is part of workplace culture. That’s why it was recently voted Best Green Company to Work For by the Los Angeles Daily News.

Rocky Mountain Institute Breaks Ground on Innovation Center

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(10/22/2014)
The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) broke ground Oct. 15 on its new Innovation Center based in Basalt. RMI is a nonprofit research and educational foundation that collaborates with businesses, communities and institutions to provide solutions for switching to efficient and renewable energy. Together with ZGF Architects in Portland, Ore., and Kansas City, Mo.-based JE Dunn Construction, RMI aims to make its Innovation Center an example of integrative design and energy and resource efficiency.

Cleaning Companies Pilot Green Business Program


(10/08/2014)
Five San Francisco companies have successfully completed the first green business program in the county with training focused on custodial worker health.

Inside DirecTV’s LEED Platinum Renovation

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/17/2014)
When DirecTV launched a massive renovation project in 2011 for its headquarters in El Segundo, the satellite television provider aimed high to give employees a more sustainable and functional workplace.

DBIA 2014 Award Winners Announced


(09/17/2014)
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in August announced the 2014 winners of the Design-Build Project/Team Awards.

Oregon Brewery Installs Green Roof System

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/03/2014)
Clean water is essential to beer making. That’s why it was important to Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene to install a hybrid green roof system that would improve the quality of water in the areas surrounding the brewery.

Oregon School Sells Carbon Credits to Chevy

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/03/2014)
Southern Oregon University (SOU) is taking part in Chevrolet’s carbon-reduction initiative. The school is selling carbon credits for the new LEED certified Raider Village residence halls to the car manufacturer for one year.

GBI Group to Revise Green Building Standard


(08/27/2014)
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) has put together a group of experts to revise and update a standard for green commercial building.

California Adds Solar Power to State Facilities


(08/27/2014)
The California Department of General Services (DGS) announced last week that it has completed two solar power installation projects at a state-run prison and state hospital in Coalinga, Calif.

Denver Museum Preserves Science with Sustainability

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/06/2014)
Ice Age fossils at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) are being preserved in a new wing that won’t break the bank in energy costs.