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From Soda To Solar: Designers Discuss Sustainablity

May 14th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

Last week, Ford and the Industrial Designers Society of America teamed up to host “Designing Innovation” in San Francisco – a panel featuring Nathan Shedroff of the California College of the Arts, Yves Behar of fuseproject, Jordan Brandt of Autodesk&hellip


New Urbanism: America’s 10 Most Walkable Cities

February 8th, 2013 | by GBE FACTS

Rather than drive, think about walking more. A number of advocate groups celebrate a newfound urbanism developing throughout popular US cities. The following cities usher in a new-defined sense of urban living, enticing inhabitants to walk about more often


CREE Buildings Sustainable Tall Wood Building System Arrives in U.S.

October 31st, 2012 | by pressroom

Known as the LifeCycle Tower (LCT) system, CREE's innovation is a slab and post wood design method that requires up to 50 percent shorter construction time compared to reinforced concrete and steel construction. The LCT system also requires 39 percent fewer resources, over the life of a building and takes advantage of engineered timber products


San Francisco’s HOPE SF Renovates Libraries and Public Buildings in 10-Year Plan with Solar Technologies

October 4th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

Currently, as part of HOPE SF, the Bayview/Hunters Point Revitalization Program is underway. It began more than a decade ago with a ten-year plan devised between San Francisco’s Public Library and the Department of Public Works. It is a multi-million dollar plan to renovate every branch of the library in the city and is called the Branch Library Improvement Program


Greener, Greater Buildings in NYC

January 7th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

New York City has received the inaugural World Green Building Council’s Government Leadership Award in “Industry Transformation” for its “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan” on building energy efficiency. The program targets the largest buildings that generate 45 percent of all citywide carbon emissions. When all is said and done, the program is expected to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions by 5 percent and provide substantial savings on energy expenditures


BuildingRating.org Launches Today

March 9th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

Today the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) jointly announced the launch of BuildingRating.org, the world’s first resource concerning energy performance rating and disclosure policies for homes and commercial buildings


LEED Gold certification awarded to InterContinental San Francisco

February 9th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

InterContinental San Francisco – recently featured by GBE – has been awarded LEED Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED EBOM).”


First LEED Certified MedSpa

May 2nd, 2008 | by Keith Rockmael

Relaxation! Fashion! Celebrity! Botox! Booze! Interiors! Green! Yes, most of this list refers to the Brit series Ab Fab but


Lettuce Eat Green

April 18th, 2008 | by Keith Rockmael

Restaurants here in San Francisco open, and close, almost as often as the fog rolls in so we don’t usually



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