HMC Merges with San Francisco’s Beverly Prior Architects


(05/05/2011)
California-based planning and design firm HMC Architects merged with Beverly Prior Architects of San Francisco.

Study: LED Bulbs Pose Health Hazard

By: Sameea Kamal
(02/25/2011)
A UC Irvine study found that LED light bulbs, considered preferable alternatives, contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially hazardous substances

Safety Bill Envisions Interoperable Communications in Schools


(02/22/2011)
A bill proposed by Colorado state senator aims to equip all schools with statewide communications interoperability — the first bill in the nation to propose a system on a statewide scale.

Bio-Defense Facility at KSU On Track for Funding


(02/18/2011)
Funding for the nation’s Bio and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University is on track, according to President Obama's proposed 2012 fiscal year budget.

Environmental Curriculum Launches in California Districts


(02/08/2011)
California has become first state to launch the Education and Environment Initiative, a program that provides 85 units of environment-based curriculum.

$3 Million Gift to UC Davis for Sustainable Winery


(02/01/2011)
UC Davis announced a $3 million commitment made by Jackson Family Wines

Construction Boondoggle Leaves Classroom Seats Empty


(01/29/2011)
Schools built through the state’s emergency construction funding resulted in more than 25 percent of empty seats at half the schools, a state report found.

Dashboard Displays


(01/28/2010)
Full-service graphic design firm QA Graphics was recently hired to install its Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard at Chemawa Indian School.

Students Learn From Sustainability

By Bryna Dunn
(01/28/2010)
Educators often talk about teachable moments — opportunities to encourage students to think critically about and learn from a current event or issue. The incorporation of visible design features and energy and water measurement devices that display data can help students learn about green buildings.

Green Scene: Districtwide Sustainability

By Rachel Gutter
(01/28/2010)
Many of us who work in the green building movement have a tendency to present sustainability as though it is a new idea. In fact, it is quite the opposite.