With the release of new rules for the use of nonpotable water in businesses and apartment buildings, San Francisco is riding a new water conservation wave. Read More
San Francisco is adding green labels for homes and businesses to official property records, a move that is meant to acknowledge the monetary value of environmentally conscious upgrades.
On Thursday, Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting and Department of the Environment Director Melanie Nutter unveiled the new property record plan, which is the first in the nation. Read More
This week, thousands of building professionals from around the world will be in San Francisco for the Greenbuild conference to share ideas about sustainable design and construction practices. They picked the right spot.
Nine years ago, The City adopted the Green Building Ordinance aimed at reducing water and energy use, diverting waste from the landfill and improving indoor air quality. Even before that, we began leading by example. Read More
Despite previously raising concerns about the Department of the Environment’s mid-Market Street lease for its new headquarters, the Board of Supervisors approved the deal Tuesday with no debate.
The department can now sign a lease for 24,490 square feet of office space at 1455 Market St., a 22-story building a block away from Twitter’s headquarters that mobile payment company Square is moving into as well. Read More
Today — Jan. 1, 2012 — is one of those days during which many of us revisit resolutions or take a stab at creating new ones.How about supporting green travel? Read More
Developers are already required to think green when erecting new buildings in San Francisco, but now they may have to think gold. Mayor Ed Lee is planning to make the country’s already strictest environmental standards for buildings even stricter. Currently, new buildings need to meet a set of development standards called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED. Read More
Modern and bold — two words to describe Cade winery, the new PlumpJack property and Napa Valley’s first LEED gold-certified, solar-powered winery. Read More