Sustainable Business General News - Feb 8
The green roof on a LEED-Platinum University of California dormitory in San Diego is the first of its kind for the state's university system. Home to more than 4,000 drought-tolerant succulents, flowering plants, and low-spreading shrubs, the green roof reduces heating and cooling costs for the 158,000-square-foot, 500-bed building.
Allen Matkins - Feb 19
More than five years following the enactment of the governing legislation, the first phase of the Energy Use Disclosure Requirements will commence July 1, 2013. Assembly Bills 1103 and 531 require owners of nonresidential buildings located in California to disclose energy usage of such buildings in advance of any sale, lease, or financing of the entire building.
The Registry Press Releases - Feb 7
Boston Properties, Inc. acquired 535 Mission Street, a development site in San Francisco, for approximately $71 million. 535 Mission Street, which should be complete in 2014, will be a 27-story, 378 foot tall Class A office tower with around 307,000 rentable square feet of office and retail space and an expected LEED Gold certification.
Building Green Blog - Feb 7
Certain applications of wind power, such as wind turbines on buildings and home-scale wind power operations, may not make sense due to poor performance and economics.
Green Building Elements - Feb 7
Regardless of the recent increase in sustainable residential and commercial construction, large parts of the old-style building infrastructure will dominate the landscape for the next 100 years at least, with the raw materials and machinery used in green building projects often overlooked.
ULI Orange County/Inland Empire - Feb 7
The ULI Orange County/Inland Empire recognizes sustainable community development projects, programs, and policies of exceptional value in Orange County and the Inland Empire at the annual Best of the Best “BoB” Awards. Awards will be presented at a ceremony on April 18 in Irvine.
Bloomberg News - Feb 6
Architect Jeanne Gang and her firm, Studio Gang Architects, are pioneers in ecological urbanism, a field of design that considers rising populations and dwindling resources. Gang embraces urban density, rejecting the visions of Frank Lloyd Wright who promoted single homes on suburban lots.
Green Building Advisor - Feb 11
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) will host its annual conference in Boston on March 5-7, 2013. The conference and trade show will feature 80 accredited sessions and workshops on renewable energy and green building.
Las Vegas Review Journal - Business News - Feb 5
Nevada is ranked No. 10 in the nation with 3.74 million square feet of LEED-certified green building completed in 2012, or 1.39 square feet per capita, according to the USGBC.