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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sep 3-4 2009, Bellingham WA: “Green Buildings are Not Enough” lecture, keynote

Sept 3 2009 @ 7:00PM PST – Bellingham, WA. Greg Searle is to provide a free community lecture on Smart Growth and One Planet Communities, hosted by Sustainable Connections. Location: Bellingham Cruise Terminal, Bellingham Sept 4 2009 @ 830am : Greg Searle is to provide the keynote address for the 2009 Smart Growth for Sustainable Communities Conference. […]


May 7 2009, Portland OR: Carbon Footprint of Neighborhoods Study to be Launched at Living Future

May 7 – BioRegional and green developer Codding Enterprises have been invited to launch a major new report in a plenary address at the sold-out Living Future conference – easily the most advanced green building gathering in North America. The study compares the total carbon footprint of households in various green building scenarios. The report finds that […]

Read more... Is Green Suburbia Possible?

Seattle. We recently gave Adele Peters of e-magazine a tour of Sonoma Mountain Village. Adele’s article suggests: “The community is a good example of how developers can go far beyond the highest LEED standards by taking an approach to sustainability that considers the full system. “ Read more.


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One Planet submission short-listed in Washington DC

For the last year, BioRegional North America have been working with HDG Waterfront Partners and EEK architects create a One Planet masterplan vision for Washington DC’s Hill East site at the DC Armory Metro Station. The sustainability targets outlined in a detailed 114-page One Planet Action Plan that have been created for the Hill East site are […]


Governor Schwarzenneger names Sonoma Mountain Village Winner of Environmental Leadership Award

Sacramento. Today, Governor Schwarzenegger announced that Sonoma Mountain Village has won the 2008 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA)for its plans as the first One Planet Community in the United States. GEELA is California’s highest and most prestigious environmental honor. Sonoma Mountain Village won the sole award for Comprehensive Land Use Planning. “I’m proud to […]


Nov 14 2008, San Francisco: One Planet presentation at launch of Living PLanet Report 2008

Nov 14 2008 @ Global Business Network, San Francisco. Greg Searle is joining Mathis Wackernagel of Global Footprint Network and Dr. Jean Rogers of Arup to speak at an event marking the launch of the Living Planet Report 2008 at Global Business Network in San Francisco. Also present to answer questions about Sonoma Mountain Village were Geof Syphers, Richard Pope, and […]