Tag Archives: LEED

Colorful Valley Health Center in Downtown San Jose is the long-awaited answer to medical needs of underserved populations nearby

RATCLIFF takes architectural cues from local habitat and multi-cultural communities in design of new county health center, rated LEED Gold for sustainability. Situated at a transit gateway to downtown San Jose, served by a future BART station and a major … Continue reading

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Green: BREEAM US and Future of LEED EBOM

Building Research Establishment Environmental  Assessment Method or simply put BREEAM is the world’s oldest and the most widely used green building rating systems. Established in 1990 in the UK by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), BREEAM has to-date certified 544,600 … Continue reading

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Green: Recent Developments in LEED v3 and v4

LEED 2009/ LEED v3: Last month some major changes were introduced in LEED 2009 which will be Lapplicable to projects registered between April 8, 2016 and October 31, 2016 before LEED 2009 gets phased out completely. The LEED energy prerequisite is … Continue reading

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Green: An Introduction to the WELL Building Standard

As a continuation to my last article, this month’s article will focus on the newest baby in Building Environmental Standards, the Well Building Standard. This was another hot topic at the Center for Built Environment’s biannual symposium that was held … Continue reading

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Project Profile: Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 Apprentice Training Facility – LEED Gold

          Bay Area Industrial Fund (BATF) Fairfield, CA Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 and Bay Area Industrial Training Fund operate a joint labor-management trust that provides skills training and knowledge to sheet metal apprentices. Originally constructed … Continue reading

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Project Profile: Fukuji Architecture and Planning

Collaborative, Supportive Housing at Alameda Point Fukuji Architecture and Planning, AKA Urban Design Innovations Bruce Fukuji, AIA is designing 200 units of supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals and families at the former Alameda Naval Air Station. In 2009 the … Continue reading

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2014 Home Tours

2014 AIA East Bay Home Tours Saturday, August 9, 2014 10am-4:30pm Click here to purchase tickets. $50 in advance $60 Tour Day, if available Tour Day ticket headquarters: Bica Coffeehouse, 5701 College Ave, Rockridge AIA East Bay announces the return … Continue reading

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Architecture Tour: Girls Inc.

Friday, December 13, 2013 Noon-1:30pm Girls Inc, 510 16th Street, Oakland, CA 9461 $5 AIA Members; $10 Guests. Click here to register. 1.5 CES LUs The new Girls Inc. Simpson Center for Girls is an adaptive re-use and rehabilitation of … Continue reading

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Design Tour: Chabot College Community and Student Services Center

Chabot College Community and Student Services Center Wednesday, May 15 4pm Location: Hayward, CA Cost: Free AIA Members; $5 Guests.  Click here to register. 1.5 CES/HSW Lus tBP Architects’ Student Services Center at Chabot College is a LEED Platinum facility … Continue reading

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Gearing Up To Deliver Greener Projects

Thursday, September 6 Noon – 1:30pm A Small Firm Forum Presentation Free for AIA members; $3 for non-members. All are welcome, no need to RSVP. Ann V Edminster presents what professional firms need to do/be prepared to do if they … Continue reading

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