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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 […]


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 […]


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.


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.


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 […]


Apr 8 2010, Kansas City: Keynote at the Sustainable KC 2010 Green Energy Conference

April 8 2010 – Kansas City. BioRegional North America Executive Director, Greg Searle, was invited by AIA Kansas City to provide a keynote address on One Planet Communities at the SUSTAINABLE KC 2010 Green Energy Conference in Kansas City. The conference brings together construction, engineering, design and facilities professionals for a one- day conference exploring the […]


Sonoma Mountain Village – progress update

Increased renewable energy generation In December 2009, a contract with Stellar Energy was signed to provide an additional 1,000 kilowatt solar photovoltaic array on the roof of one of the existing commercial buildings on-site. Work began on this project in late February and should be completed by the end of 2010. Job creation Job creation […]


Vancouver Sun: Urban eco-village concept moves from Europe to North America

January 30 – Vancouver. An excerpt: Already frustrated by the process and results he was seeing in his own LEED projects, Geof Syphers of Codding Enterprises welcomed the challenge One Planet Communities offered when developing the Sonoma Mountain Village. “Even in the very best-case scenario, under an LEED Platinum project, we were only reducing CO2 emissions […]


Dec 2-3 2009, Mexico City: One Planet Lectures at Universidad Iberoamericano

Mexico City. Greg Searle of BioRegional North America will be giving a 2-night seminar and workshop for a Diploma Course in “Design of Sustainable Communities at the Architecture Department of the Universidad Iberoamericano in Mexico City December 2-3.


Nov 12 2009, Phoenix: One Planet presentation at GreenBuild

Thurs Nov 12 8:30am MST @ Greenbuild 2009 – Phoenix, Arizona. Greg Searle will join Malcolm Lewis of CTG Energetics and Chris Pyke of the U.S. Green Building Council in presenting  Greenbuild 2009 session OR 11 Bridging the gap between design and performance: experience from leading low carbon communities. Greg will be presenting on lessons learned from […]