Tag: Green Building

AB- 1103: The California Energy Disclosure program

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
AB- 1103:  The California Energy Disclosure program

 On January 1, 2014, a law went into effect requiring the owners or operators of certain commercial properties to disclose information concerning the property’s energy use for the previous 12-month period, as well as the property’s operating characteristics and its Energy Star Portfolio Manager ratings. This disclosure applies to the sale, lease, or financing of […]

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San Jose Mercury News: Too many electric cars, not enough workplace chargers creating tension on Silicon Valley tech campuses

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The deployment of EV chargers around major Silicon Valley corporate campuses is an important piece in the success of this burgeoning industry.   I enjoyed an article on the topic in the Merc, and I’m fairly confident that within a few years it won’t be tough to top off your Tesla at most of the bigger […]

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Office Snapshots: An In-depth Look At Apple’s Iconic Campus

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Office Snapshots: An In-depth Look At Apple’s Iconic Campus

Renderings of Apple’s very distinctive planned new headquarters have been grabbing attention for a year or so- most good, some a bit derisive.  The most detailed spread I’ve seen to date was just posted to Office Snapshots (if you like cool tech office interiors, this is a great place to waste some time) — great detail […]

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New Urbanism comes to the San Francisco Peninsula

| August 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

I recently attended a presentation on an interesting new development project now emerging from the former site of the historic Bay Meadows racetrack in San Mateo. Wilson Meany Sullivan’s impressive new mixed-use project will feature over 700,000 square feet of high-end office and a mix of residential from apartments to single family detached homes (this […]

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Correlation does not Imply Causation

| August 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

An article in The Registry today covers a recent report on vacancy rates for LEED-certified buildings in the Bay Area. The study concludes that vacancy rates for LEED buildings are notably lower than market averages, and significantly so in some markets. A few anomalous results–notably San Francisco, where vacancies are actually a bit higher in […]

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