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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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Johanna Hoffman, Urban Fabrick’s Resilient Design Associate, Panelist at AIASF Housing Forum: Envisioning San Francisco in 2100

Johanna Hoffman, Urban Fabrick’s Resilient Design Associate, Panelist at AIASF Housing Forum: Envisioning San Francisco in 2100

Johanna Hoffman, Urban Fabrick’s Resilient Design Associate, will be speaking at the 2017 AIASF Housing Forum: Envisioning San Francisco in 2100 event on March 24th. For more on Johanna’s thoughts on the future of San Francisco, check out this piece by The Architects Take or read below!

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Urban Fabrick, Inc. Names Wolfgang Werner as New President & CEO

Urban Fabrick, Inc. Names Wolfgang Werner as New President & CEO

On January 28, Bill Worthen, Co-Founder of Urban Fabrick, Inc., the Urban Fabrick Collaborative, and Good Design, and a long-time leader in the California and national building sustainability community, suddenly passed away. 

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In Memory of Bill Worthen …

In Memory of Bill Worthen …

We have some very sad news to share. Early the morning of January 28th, Bill Worthen, our beloved friend, colleague, and husband, went into cardiac arrest while attending a conference in Las Vegas. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and our dear friend Bill passed away.

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Bill Worthen Speaking About Urban Water Re-Use at Water Executive Summit

Bill Worthen Speaking About Urban Water Re-Use at Water Executive Summit

Bill Worthen will be speaking about Water Resilience in 21st Century Operations Strategy: Urban Water Re-Use at the Water Executive Summit taking place on January 25, 2017 in San Francisco.

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Urban Fabrick is Committed to a Low-Carbon Future That Will Help Curb Climate Change

Urban Fabrick is Committed to a Low-Carbon Future That Will Help Curb Climate Change

At Urban Fabrick, we’re aware that climate change, if left unchecked, poses an immense challenge to our planet and our economy.

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Allan Robles Becomes Newest Certified BREEAM USA In-Use Assessor

Allan Robles Becomes Newest Certified BREEAM USA In-Use Assessor

Urban Fabrick, Inc., a sustainability consulting and communications company, is pleased to announce that Sustainability Associate Allan Robles has recently passed his BREEAM USA In-Use Assessor exam and is now licensed to certify buildings to the standard.

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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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