Marin County Plans Green Hospital for 2020

Major work is underway for an expansion at Marin General Hospital (MGH) in Greenbrae.

California Approves Multiple Green Energy Reforms

Governor Jerry Brown signed several major pieces of energy legislation last week, keeping California on the cutting edge of the green industry boom.

California Welcomes Solar Robots

Just how high-tech is the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company QBotix? To answer that question, let me introduce the QBotix Tracking System (QTS). QTS is a comprehensive dual-axis tracking system that employs rugged, intelligent and mobile robots to dynamically operate solar power plants and maximize energy output.

Despite Uncertain Future, California Leads in Wind Power Installations

Texas has been the leader in wind power installation for six years, but now California has taken the title. A new report by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif., finds that California has led the country in installations in 2011, accounting for 921 megawatts of new wind power.

CalGreen Codes Get An Upgrade

California has made headlines again in terms of environmental building practices. In January 2011, the state became the first in the country to create statewide green building codes with the CalGreen Building Code.

UC Berkeley's New Sustainable Biomedical Center Open for Research

The new Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences building at the University of California, Berkeley, is open for research into some of the most enduring medical challenges.

California's First Sustainable Utility Campus Completes First Phase

Burbank Water and Power and AHBE Landscape Architects have completed the first phase of the state’s first sustainable utility campus.

Sweetwater Union High School Leading the Way in Green School Building

Approximately one out of every four Americans step foot on the campus of an educational institution each day

Arrow Awards Honor Sustainable Initiatives

The California Product Stewardship Council honored four businesses at their Arrow Awards ceremony, recognizing excellence in product stewardship, green design, coalition building, and product take back. The California companies recognized were Los Angeles-based Opportunity Green, Sunnyvale-based Savory and Sweet Catering, the Agricultural Container Recycling Council, and City of Industry-based U.S. Air Conditioning Distributors.

San Mateo College Earns LEED Gold

By Lisa Kopochinski
The College of San Mateo recently received LEED Gold designation from the USGBC for its new health and wellness building.