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Bill Worthen Leading a Deep Dive into Onsite Water Reuse for IFMA Silicon Valley

Bill Worthen Leading a Deep Dive into Onsite Water Reuse for IFMA Silicon Valley

What do you know about water reuse? Your office, home or your next project very likely has a water source or two that can be used for non-potable applications, but can you permit it?

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Panama, Prisons, and a Journey Towards Human Rights

Panama, Prisons, and a Journey Towards Human Rights

The call from a Panamanian vice minister caught me off guard. Could I help with their assignment to replace a decrepit, abusive, crumbling old prison with a facility that would allow for real respect for prisoners’ human rights?

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A Biblical Case for Sustainability

A Biblical Case for Sustainability

Much has been said about the business case for sustainability, but rarely do we hear the faith-based case for living a more sustainable life.

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Kyle Pickett Moderating Panel on Low Carbon Buildings

Kyle Pickett Moderating Panel on Low Carbon Buildings

Are you interested in reducing the carbon impact of buildings you design and build?

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EPA Clean Power Plan Advances US Clean Energy Economy

EPA Clean Power Plan Advances US Clean Energy Economy

Last week, Urban Fabrick added our voice to support the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan. We joined 300 companies and investors requesting U. S. Governors adopt and advance the first national effort to reduce the largest source of harmful carbon pollution—electric power plants.

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Wolfgang Werner Receives Urban Green’s 2015 Service Award

Wolfgang Werner Receives Urban Green’s 2015 Service Award

We are happy to report that last week Urban Fabrick’s NYC office head Wolfgang Werner received the Urban Green’s Council 2015 service award.

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PlaNYC Expands to OneNYC – How Did We Get Here and What’s New?

PlaNYC Expands to OneNYC – How Did We Get Here and What’s New?

Last week New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the release of One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City, or OneNYC, the 332-page update and successor plan to the last PlaNYC release in 2011.

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181 Fremont: Urban Fabrick Integrates LEED-CS Pre-Certified Platinum Requirements

181 Fremont: Urban Fabrick Integrates LEED-CS Pre-Certified Platinum Requirements

California’s recently announced 25% water reduction mandate and concerns about the many highrises being developed on the San Francisco waterfront are raising concerns about city and state water management needs. Urban Fabrick’s founding principal, Bill Worthen, is the LEED/Sustainability consultant on one of the tallest buildings currently

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Urban Fabrick Partners with IPI and CLF

Urban Fabrick Partners with IPI and CLF

One of the core values of Urban Fabrick is collaboration that enables a more sustainable built environment. To that end, we are excited to announce partnerships with the International Partnering Institute (IPI) and Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF).

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Should Architects Design Prisons?

Should Architects Design Prisons?

It’s not every day that a small firm like ours finds one of its core members included in an article on the front page of the Arts section of the New York Times. Architecture critic Michael Kimmelman took the time during a recent trip to San Francisco

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