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Design For Reuse Primer September 30, 2010

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An AMAZING resource for tips and precidents for repurposing used materials and equipment in the construction of new buildings.  A quick read and an interesting one:

Design For Reuse Primer

More information on this topic can be found at:  www.designforreuse.org

The Mary and Justin Shuttle to West Coast Green September 21, 2010

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Thursday September 30th

6:00-8:00pm Opening Party on Tradeshow floor

Shuttle to West Coast Green


SEATS for 8 with Mary, SEATS for 4 with Justin

State Capitol Greening Bill September 20, 2010

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We are reaching out to you because the Governor has 10 days to sign a State Capitol Greening bill, AB 2670.

AB 2670 establishes a State Capitol Sustainability Task Force to further the sustainability practices at the State Capitol Building grounds. As one of the state’s most historic and visible structures, the State Capitol presents a unique opportunity to showcase sustainable practices, demonstrate environmental leadership, and provide educational opportunities to its nearly 800,000 annual visitors.

Please send the Governor a letter urging him to sign AB 2670 and support State Capitol greening measures.

Thanks for your support of the green building movement,

The Advocacy Team

New 2030 Website! September 15, 2010

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WEST COAST GREEN-Register for Free tradefloor pass September 11, 2010

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Register for a free pass http://www.webregpro.com/events/wcg/10/partners/free_tradeshow/index.htm

Introductory Fall Meeting September 9, 2010

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6.30 pm ( After Studio)

601 Brannan Room 201

*I know there is a conflict for 619 studio but if you can make it to the first meeting we can try to negociate

new meeting times.

Homeless House August 31, 2010

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Ron Rael and Virginia San Fratello need a little help gathering signs for a project they are building in NYC made of homeless signs as the primary building material.


student design competition for FALL Semester August 31, 2010

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The design of educational facilities serves as a major focus for architects and the communities in which they live and work. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that there were 95,726 public schools in the United States in 2005, nearly 10,000 more than in 1995. And even in the current economic downturn, the American Institute of Architects indicates that the design and construction of schools represents the driving force of designs fees for architecture firms in the United States.While population growth is projected to level off in the next few years, schools will continue to serve as the center for education in the community. School districts in the US will need to start building schools that address the needs of their users, needs that reach far beyond the color of paint in the classroom. And these large buildings will also need to start using technology and building systems to help reduce their economic and environmental impact.Elementary schools in particular have generally simple programmatic requirements and allow for tremendous creativity within the design solution. The challenge comes in making a building that functions in the simplest way possible for the young minds of children, provides a modern workplace for the teachers and staff and promotes the spirit of its community.Kawneer and AIAS give students achance to meet these challenges in the 2010 Schools of Tomorrow Design Competition….

Click HERE for pdf  Competition Information

Sustainable Urban Planning August 12, 2010

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Curitiba is one of the greenest cities in the world and has accomplished this through innovative planning and design


Manufactured Sites August 12, 2010

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Interesting posting on a project proposing the reuse of materials discarded from manufacturing plants and repurposed to create low-cost affordable housing for the underpaid empoloyees.  A great example of ways that society can be improved with the help of architecture and through sustainable practices: