The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae Design

Posted by on Aug 25, 2009 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

Didn’t even know about these guys who happen to be neighbors in West Oakland! Kudos to them….not only for their products but for their nod to the hyphy music scene. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.864614&w=425&h=350&fv=]

Marvin Deal Construction

Posted by on Aug 24, 2009 in Blog, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

A home is more than just the house where we reside. It is where we are inspired, where we recharge, where we escape from the hectic demands of work, where we live, play and love. No one understands this better than Marvin Deal of Marvin Deal Construction. Marvin has a true artisan approach to fine […]

Stimulus Funds Locator Map

Posted by on Aug 13, 2009 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

The General Services Administration has received $5.5 billion in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The GSA has designated more than 250 projects that will utilize these funds to build new federal buildings (courthouses and ports of entry) that are energy efficient, as well as weatherize existing buildings to improve efficiency and reduce […]

Earthship Seminar ~ Building Homes Out Of Trash

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009 in Blog, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

This past weekend was spent at a seminar learning how to build sustainable, off-the-grid homes at the Earthship headquarters just outside of Taos, New Mexico. The homes are not your run of the mill green homes. Architect Mike Reynolds has been building these structures for about 40 years and they are, in large part, made out […]

Greensburg Kansas Update – 2 years after the tornado

Posted by on May 5, 2009 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

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Remodeling Green

Posted by on May 5, 2009 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

“BRINGING SUSTAINABLE, STYLISH LIVING TO A 19TH-CENTURY CLASSIC, JEFF KING & CO.’S SAN FRANCISCO REMODEL IS INFUSED WITH DAYLIGHT, ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS, AND LOW-MAINTENANCE UPGRADES.” Our client, Jeff King & Company, was featured in Ecohome Mag. Here’s the full article.

Todd Jersey Architecture ~ Marketing and Collateral Templates

Posted by on Feb 12, 2009 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

We just finished up a template project for Todd Jersey Architecture, a client based here in Berkeley, CA. They are a green firm….the first in the world to design a LEED gold certified hotel! The templates were designed to target their vast audience base. TJA’s work covers new homes, schools, commercial buildings, remodels, multi-family homes […]

West Coast Green, San Jose

Posted by on Sep 28, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

West Coast Green concluded yesterday at the San Jose Convention Center. It’s the largest conference and expo on green innovation in green build. Al Gore’s keynote speech yesterday focused on the lack of attention that the climate crisis is getting in comparison to the financial meltdown. He said that Americans are avoiding and/or ignoring the […]

California Adopts Green Building Code for All New Construction

Posted by on Jul 31, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | One Comment

“By adopting this first-in-the-nation statewide green building code, California is again leading the way to fight climate change and protect the environment,” Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said in a statement released Thursday. More information here.