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Stay up to date with the latest inspiring projects, speaking engagements, and events from BioRegional North America. With our One Planet Lifestyles newsletter we also curate social news at the intersection of place-making, collaborative consumption, & behavior change – compiling tactics to reduce GHG impacts of transport, food, waste, energy & water at the block/building scale.

 

New Urban News on SOMO: A melding of new urbanism and One Planet Communities

New Urban News, a monthly online magazine at the forefront of new urbanism, recently featured a long and interesting article about Sonoma Mountain Village. An excerpt: Factory and office buildings that Hewlett-Packard erected in the 1980s — extremely strong, they were built to accom- modate any HP product line — will end up serving a […]

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Report: The environmental, social and economic impacts of BioRegional’s “Veg Van”

Report: The environmental, social and economic impacts of BioRegional’s “Veg Van”

Increasing the supply and demand of fruit and vegetables that are produced locally and in season presents a possible strategy to meet UK government health and environmental objectives. In the London Borough of Sutton, a renovated milk float called the Veg Van has begun selling locally produced fruit and vegetables, aiming to increase the consumption of local […]

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Sonoma Mountain Village Approved

America’s first One Planet Community is well on its way to realization – Codding Enterprise’s Sonoma Mountain Village project has been approved for entitlement by the Rohnert Park City Council.   Included in the plan are new fire and police stations, a broader range of housing types, greater sales-tax revenues, precedent-setting green and sustainable environmental […]

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One Planet Team shortlisted for major Edmonton infill redevelopment competition

One Planet Team shortlisted for major Edmonton infill redevelopment competition

BioRegional North America, in collaboration with sustainable architecture and planning leader BNIM, have developed one of five submissions short-listed for a design competition for the Edmonton City Centre Airport Redevelopment, beating out 28 other teams. While BNIM serves as the project lead, BioRegional North America hand-picked team members Windmill/BuildGreen Solutions, transportation planners Crandall Arambula,  district […]

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BedZED in Top 5 Most Important Green Buildings

BedZED ranked at #4 in Architect Magazine’s poll of “the five most-important green buildings” by (mostly) US voters.

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#1 US solar distributor relocates to Sonoma Mountain Village

ROHNERT PARK. In another leasing success for One Planet developer Codding Enterprises, DC Power has moved into 30,000 square feet of office and warehouse space in the Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park, and added 55 employees in the last six months. According to vice president of marketing Chris Phipps, at least 20 more will […]

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Jun 9 2010, San Francisco: One Planet Panel at Pacific Coast Builders Conference

2010 Pacific Coast Builders Conference, June 9-11 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. June 9 @ 11am: Greg Searle will join David Nelson, Senior Vice President of Land Development for the A.G. Spanos Companies and Michel St. Pierre of architecture firm Gensler in a panel about master planning a One Planet Community at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference […]

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May 21 2010, Atlanta: Congress for New Urbanism: Life Beyond LEED-ND

Friday May 21 2010 @ 230pm – Congress for New Urbanism, Atlanta, Georgia Greg Searle will join representatives from the Living Building Challenge, STAR Community Index, and EarthCraft Communities for a panel on “Life Beyond LEED-ND: Sustainable Communities” that compares and contrasts these approaches and One Planet Communities with LEED-ND.

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May 4 2010, Ottawa: Keynote to Home Builders’ Association

May 4, 2010 @ 6:40pm – Ottawa, Canada. Greg Searle is to provide a Keynote address to the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association on One Planet Communities.

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First LEED-CI Platinum in the North Bay area of San Francisco: Comcast’s New Operations Center at Sonoma Mountain Village

Comcast’s new zero-carbon Operations Center at Sonoma Mountain Village, managed and built by the developer, Codding Enterprises, has received the first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification – the top honor available from the U.S. Green Building Council – in the North Bay area of San Francisco. The Operations Center is the […]

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