I am very excited because this year, the Greenbuild Conference and Expo will be October 22-24 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Check out our latest video: "We are the San Diego Green Building Council"
Now in its third year, The EBie Awards™ are a national juried competition created by Urban Green Council (USGBC New York) to celebrate measurable performance improvements in Existing Buildings (therefore the EBies) and the people who made them happen.
The USGBC's website recently featured a profile on LEED-certified, energy-neutral buildings by Jeremy Sigmon. According to the article, the New Buildings Institute reported that 15 of the highest performing buildings studied are also LEED-certified at the Gold or Platinum level. One of the buildings mentioned in the article is the DPR San Diego headquarters, which is also the location of our office.
Last November I was approached by legendary energy guru Dadla Ponizil, asking if I would be interested in helping him form a San Diego Chapter of the Passive House Alliance. Little did I know that at the second meeting of the Chapter on March 14th I would end up becoming its first President.
Passive House is a set of design principles and a quantifiable performance standard applied to any building project, producing radically less energy needs, unparalleled comfort and supreme air quality.