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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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New York City’s Drive Toward 80 by 50 Gathers Steam

New York City’s Drive Toward 80 by 50 Gathers Steam

Many members of New York City’s green building community were slightly worried that the sustainability programs and initiatives started during the Bloomberg administration would perhaps not continue with the needed momentum under the current Mayor Bill de Blasio. In other words, we were not sure if the

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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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