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Who Designed That?

Who Designed That?

Who Designed That? is an interactive night of fun and games for design aficionados of all industries during San Francisco’s Architecture and the City Festival 2014. Come find out if you know Who Designed That? 6·9 pm, Tuesday, September 9th AIA San Francisco Gallery 130 Sutter Street,

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Sunset on California Solar Property Tax Credit Extended Through 2024

Sunset on California Solar Property Tax Credit Extended Through 2024

On June 15, 2014, the California legislature passed a bill, SB 871, that will continue to allow property tax reductions for solar energy installations through June 2024. The bill was added as a last minute budget item without a public hearing (the voting on bills without a

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Bill Worthen and Collaborative at Dwell on Design LA

Bill Worthen and Collaborative at Dwell on Design LA

Bill Worthen and The Collaborative will be participating in the following two panel discussions at Dwell on Design LA on the Innovation Stage on June 20, 2014. Panel: The Collaborative: Architecture for Good (June 20 12 pm) Every month, San Francisco–based architect Bill Worthen sits down with

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The Future of Designing (with) Water

The Future of Designing (with) Water

As the global population continues to grow, so do the challenges of scaling our water systems. Our increase in the use of fresh water resources is quickly outstripping our ability to channel the amount of fresh water we need, where we need it, when we want it.

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PowerHouse Growers Profiles Bill Worthen about Sustainable Design

PowerHouse Growers Profiles Bill Worthen about Sustainable Design

My colleagues at PowerHouse Growers recently interviewed me about collaborative sustainability and sustainable design.

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181 Fremont: Urban Fabrick integrates LEED & CALGreen requirements

181 Fremont: Urban Fabrick integrates LEED & CALGreen requirements

PROJECT SUMMARY Owner Jay Paul Company Architect: Heller Manus Architects Role: LEED/Sustainability Consultant Building: 604,000 SF2 / 56,000 m2 No. Stories: 54 stories Sustainable Features: LEED-CS Platinum (proposed) 181 Fremont is one of several new buildings that will change the skyline in San Francisco’s South of Market/Transbay

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Understanding How Recycled Content is Used in Flooring Materials

Understanding How Recycled Content is Used in Flooring Materials

Trying to understand and value exactly what the term recycled means in the very diverse world of flooring materials can be a daunting task. Color, finish, pattern and overall beauty of a product and to a lesser degree the performance and durability of the flooring are where

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Understanding Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Understanding Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Behind the scenes today, many manufacturers are spending a great deal of R&D resources to better understand what recycled content means in their supply chains.

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DESIGN: Art + Science

DESIGN: Art + Science

Energy is a design problem. Yet for much of the last century and in large part since architects and engineers became separate professions, energy has typically been addressed at the building systems level, an add-on item.

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Rocket Science or Building Science – Energy Modeling for Architects

Rocket Science or Building Science – Energy Modeling for Architects

Understanding how to use energy modeling in the design process can seem pretty challenging (and a bit scary) to many of us architects.

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