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Green Construction Volunteer Training Program in San Mateo

Green Construction Volunteer Training Program in San Mateo

Urban Fabrick team members Bill Worthen and Avery Kintner are excited to be facilitating a workshop on Green Design and Construction for the RecycleWorks Volunteer Academy Program in San Mateo County. Deeply committed to empowering communities about sustainability and the practice of responsible environmental stewardship, Bill and

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Wolfgang Werner Joins Urban Fabrick as Principal of NYC Office

Wolfgang Werner Joins Urban Fabrick as Principal of NYC Office

Urban Fabrick is delighted to announce the newest member of our team, Wolfgang Werner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, USGBC Faculty. Wolfgang is an architect and building sustainability expert with extensive consulting and education experience, who is motivated by the urgency for our generation to respond to the

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Bill Worthen Speaking About Water Reuse at Net Positive Conference

Bill Worthen Speaking About Water Reuse at Net Positive Conference

What do you know about water reuse? Your next project very likely has a water source or two that can be used for non-potable applications, but can you permit it? How do you address the ‘yuck’ factor? Join Bill Worthen, Paula Kehoe and Emilie Hagen at the

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Biophilia Goes Mainstream

Biophilia Goes Mainstream

After attending the Building Health Forum last week (a USGBC-NCC hosted event at UCSF in Mission Bay, San Francisco) and seeing some crazy, sexy, cool images of workplaces that incorporate biophilic design (Google ranks high, no surprise), it became clear that biophilia is no longer a concept

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GOOD DESIGN is a building with a purpose

GOOD DESIGN is a building with a purpose

The founders of GOOD DESIGN Co-Working Studio are actively seeking partners for a first-of-its-kind collaborative workspace, design center and showplace focused on sustainable building practices. Our goal is to transform an existing well-maintained 2-story building in San Francisco’s Central SoMa Neighborhood into a net zero energy and

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Bill Worthen Selected as 2014 LEED Fellow

Bill Worthen Selected as 2014 LEED Fellow

Urban Fabrick announces that Bill Worthen has been named a 2014 LEED Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This year’s 48 Fellows are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as for their significant achievements among LEED Professionals. “The 2014

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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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