Tag Archives: green

A Fragile Energy Revolution: Green

A New Local Energy Provider In November, most residents in Alameda county will join the growing number of Californians receiving their electricity from a not-for-profit, governmental agency rather than a corporate power provider.  The change will be seamless, noticeable only … Continue reading

Posted in ArchNews | Tagged , | Comments Off on A Fragile Energy Revolution: Green

Now is the Time for 100% Renewable Energy: Green

It has never been easier or more important to shift to 100% renewable electricity to lower greenhouse gas emissions. For a limited time, cities around the bay are again offering the SunShares program, providing the best deals in solar PV … Continue reading

Posted in ArchNews | Tagged , | Comments Off on Now is the Time for 100% Renewable Energy: Green

March for the Climate – Meeting the Paris Agreement Climate Goals

Environmental organizations around the country are organizing a massive march in San Francisco September 8. Meeting the Paris climate goals requires a lot of changes—including many changes to buildings.  Even as the ink dried on the Paris Agreement, analysts were … Continue reading

Posted in ArchNews | Tagged , , | Comments Off on March for the Climate – Meeting the Paris Agreement Climate Goals

Help Your Consultants Help You: Green

Steve Gross is a Senior Energy Analyst and Mechanical Engineer with Interface Engineering, a Bay Area progressive mechanical and electrical consultancy, focusing on innovative engineering solutions for high-performance projects. Delivering a truly high-performance building is an immense challenge that requires … Continue reading

Posted in ArchNews | Tagged , | Comments Off on Help Your Consultants Help You: Green

Greening Your Buildings, Greening Your Practice

Whether you are looking for small changes or radical rethinking, there are plenty of steps to take to green your buildings and better align your architectural practice with climate and environmental goals.         Electrify your buildings. Electric … Continue reading

Posted in ArchNews | Tagged , | Comments Off on Greening Your Buildings, Greening Your Practice

Natural Building for Remodels and The New Carbon Architecture

Imagine that the act of building actually helped heal the environment.  What would that look like?  Massey Burke takes on this question both in her work as a local natural builder and in a chapter in the inspiring new book … Continue reading

Posted in ArchNews | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Natural Building for Remodels and The New Carbon Architecture

Removing Barriers to Electrification

The new round of updates for Title 24 2019 Building Efficiency Standards are in the final stages of creation.  They will go into effect in 2020. While incredibly arcane and mind-numbingly complex, these standards have been the cornerstone of California’s … Continue reading

Posted in ArchNews | Tagged , | Comments Off on Removing Barriers to Electrification

Does Your Building Pass the Lick Test?

Energy codes have done a good job of moving California architecture to more energy efficient buildings.  However, green building needs to also include green building materials. Back in the 1990s a great deal of attention in the green architecture community … Continue reading

Posted in ArchNews | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Does Your Building Pass the Lick Test?

Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROEI)

In February 2016 I attended the Net Positives Conference organized by the International Living Futures Initiative (Living Building Challenge) in San Diego, CA and I was very impressed with the quality of both the presenters and the presentations. Unlike the Greenbuild it was … Continue reading

Posted in ArchNews | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROEI)

Green: Emerging Technologies and Resources for Photovoltaics

1. ClearView Power™: PV’s are getting transparent. Yes that’s right, past MIT researchers and current entrepreneurs, Miles Barr, Ian Millard, Vladimir Bulovic and Richard Lunt are making transparent solar cells that could turn everyday products such as windows and electronic devices into power … Continue reading

Posted in ArchNews | Tagged | Comments Off on Green: Emerging Technologies and Resources for Photovoltaics