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Raising The Bar On Green Building

Raising The Bar On Green Building

It’s a bit south (Santa Monica), but the house is still worth noting for two reasons: 1. it’s the first home in the country to be “given ‘platinum’ status in the U.S. Green Building Council’s influential LEED rating system (for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design),” and 2. it’s... Read More »

A Tale Of Two Green Houses

A Tale Of Two Green Houses

One Green house sells within days for nearly two million dollars (520 Clipper). The other Green house languishes on the market, is reduced twice, and is still available for about a million (338 Holladay). The owner/builder of the second house draws the conclusion that people could “care less” about... Read More »

Plant Some Trees Or Landscape Some Sidewalk

Plant Some Trees Or Landscape Some Sidewalk

The SFHomeBlog makes a great discovery that well deserves to be passed around: The Department of Public Works – Bureau of Urban Forestry is now accepting for sidewalk landscaping . In addition to planting trees, this permit allows property owners to convert a portion of the sidewalk in... Read More »

Salvaging An Office

Salvaging An Office

It’s no ScrapHouse, but then again, it’s permanent. The Chronicle profiles the “recycled” new office of Intero Real Estate in Walnut Creek (designed by Holey Associates of San Francisco and built by Doug Allinger): High design it ain’t. But this conversion of a drive-through bank offers something that today... Read More »

Build It Green

Build It Green

Build It Green is a “professional non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy and resource-efficient buildings in California.” The organization offers workshops, green home tours (next tour on June 4th), and general information about green building. ∙ Build It Green: Workshops for Homeowners ∙ Build... Read More »

Commercial Green Building Tour: May 2nd

The San Francisco Department of the Environment is sponsoring a tour of Swinerton Headquarters (260 Townsend), a LEED (Gold) certified building. The building is equipped with fully digital building management system, advanced lighting system, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, and a cool roof. Materials throughout the building were selected to maximize... Read More »

The Arterra: “Clean Design, Pure Living” At 300 Berry Street

The Arterra: “Clean Design, Pure Living” At 300 Berry Street

The Arterra, a 268-unit ‘Green’ condo development, has broken ground at 300 Berry Street. Developed by Intracorp San Francisco (also developing The Hayes) and architected by Kwan Henmi, the Arterra is marketed as “clean design, pure living,” and billed as a “pioneering green building of sophisticated design.” The three-level... Read More »

Yet Another Reason To Plug In To SocketSite

Yet Another Reason To Plug In To SocketSite

Almost six weeks since we brought the “Greenest Home In San Francisco” to your attention, the Chronicle publishes a great overview of the house (520 Clipper). If you were plugged in to SocketSite, you actually had a chance to tour (or purchase) the pad. If not, you’ll just have... Read More »

A Week of Atonement

A Week of Atonement

So we mange to wax poetic (“stunning – from the design, to the finishes, to the views”) about the new “Green” house at 520 Clipper. We give accolades to the builder (Lorax Development) and even point out the broker (Brown & Co.). The only person we forget to mention?... Read More »

The Greenest Home In San Francisco

The Greenest Home In San Francisco

Advertising the “very first City-approved installation of a rainwater catchment system”, recycled blue jean denim insulation, reclaimed hardwood flooring, and solar heating (along with numerous other “Green” features) , Brown & Co. and Lorax Development have dubbed 520 Clipper “The Greenest Home in San Francisco”. We just might have... Read More »