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Overlooking risk until it’s too late is no longer an option

Overlooking risk until it’s too late is no longer an option

The fall and winter rains have come to the Bay Area but the recent devastating fires that struck the north bay are still on our minds.

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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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Kyle Pickett to Speak at Alternate Water Sources Working Group

Kyle Pickett to Speak at Alternate Water Sources Working Group

Kyle Pickett, principal at Urban Fabrick, Inc and acting Executive Director for The Urban Fabrick Collaborative, will be speaking at the Alternate Water Sources Working Group on Tuesday, December 20th in Sonoma County. The event takes place in Santa Rosa, CA and is sponsored by the County

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BREEAM USA In-Use Assessor Training at Covo in San Francisco

BREEAM USA In-Use Assessor Training at Covo in San Francisco

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 December 13-14. BREEAM is a leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings.

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Bill Worthen Shares His Thoughts on Water Reuse

Bill Worthen Shares His Thoughts on Water Reuse

The water reuse word keeps on spreading! The USGBC recently asked Urban Fabrick Principal Bill Worthen to share his thoughts on the facts and future of water reuse – Bill happily obliged.

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Water Re-use Practice Guide Featured at Greenbuild 2016

Water Re-use Practice Guide Featured at Greenbuild 2016

The Urban Fabrick Collaborative’s upcoming Water Re-use Practice Guide (WRPG) got a big push last week. Just prior to the start of the annual GreenBuild conference, the Working Group behind the guide met in LA to assess the document’s direction.

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Peer Review of Water Reuse Practice Guide for Building Industry Now Open for Your Comments

Peer Review of Water Reuse Practice Guide for Building Industry Now Open for Your Comments

Water is a finite resource; yet almost all architects and engineers do not consider water reuse in the design, construction and operations of our buildings and neighborhoods.

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