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Non-potable Water Reuse Happy Hour in San Francisco on July 12

Non-potable Water Reuse Happy Hour in San Francisco on July 12

There are some exciting changes coming down the pipeline with water reuse in San Francisco. Join us for a happy hour networking event to learn more!

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Urban Fabrick Future Vision Project Makes Finals of MIT Climate CoLab Competition

Urban Fabrick Future Vision Project Makes Finals of MIT Climate CoLab Competition

We’ve got some exciting news! Urban Fabrick, Inc.’s Future Vision, a project developed by Resilient Design Associate Johanna Hoffman, made it into the finals in the year’s MIT Climate CoLab Competition.

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Urban Fabrick at Living Future unConference 2017

Urban Fabrick at Living Future unConference 2017

Three weeks ago, Urban Fabrick CEO Wolfgang Werner and Project Manager Colleen FitzSimons traveled to Seattle for the Living Future unConference 2017 (LF17).

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Webinar: Getting Past the “Yuck Factor” of Water Reuse hosted by USGBC Northern California

Webinar: Getting Past the “Yuck Factor” of Water Reuse hosted by USGBC Northern California

What do you know about water reuse? In order to address the knowledge gaps that currently exist across the building industry, USGBC Northern California will be a hosting a webinar  “Yuck to Yay An Introduction to Onsite Water Reuse.”

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San Francisco BREEAM In-Use Assessor Training Workshop May 22 – 23, 2017

San Francisco BREEAM In-Use Assessor Training Workshop May 22 – 23, 2017

Urban Fabrick is pleased to announce that a BREEAM USA In-Use Assessor Training course will take place at the Covo coworking space in San Francisco, May 22-23.

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The Power of Storytelling: Harnessing Short-Term and Long-Term Thinking for Climate Change Planning

The Power of Storytelling: Harnessing Short-Term and Long-Term Thinking for Climate Change Planning

More and more these days, negotiating climate change is a storytelling issue. While scientific research is an essential part of the process, it’s far from enough. Encouraging people to act takes more than rigorous data.

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A New Path: Exploring Alternative Certification for Existing Buildings

A New Path: Exploring Alternative Certification for Existing Buildings

In Fall 2016, more than 5.6 million commercial buildings in the U.S. received their first opportunity for global sustainability performance benchmarking and recognition with BREEAM — the United States’ newest sustainable assessment method.

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Johanna Hoffman, Urban Fabrick’s Resilient Design Associate, Panelist at AIASF Housing Forum: Envisioning San Francisco in 2100

Johanna Hoffman, Urban Fabrick’s Resilient Design Associate, Panelist at AIASF Housing Forum: Envisioning San Francisco in 2100

Johanna Hoffman, Urban Fabrick’s Resilient Design Associate, will be speaking at the 2017 AIASF Housing Forum: Envisioning San Francisco in 2100 event on March 24th. For more on Johanna’s thoughts on the future of San Francisco, check out this piece by The Architects Take or read below!

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Urban Fabrick, Inc. Names Wolfgang Werner as New President & CEO

Urban Fabrick, Inc. Names Wolfgang Werner as New President & CEO

On January 28, Bill Worthen, Co-Founder of Urban Fabrick, Inc., the Urban Fabrick Collaborative, and Good Design, and a long-time leader in the California and national building sustainability community, suddenly passed away. 

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In Memory of Bill Worthen …

In Memory of Bill Worthen …

We have some very sad news to share. Early the morning of January 28th, Bill Worthen, our beloved friend, colleague, and husband, went into cardiac arrest while attending a conference in Las Vegas. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and our dear friend Bill passed away.

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