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Worldchanging.com: Is Green Suburbia Possible?

Seattle. We recently gave Adele Peters of e-magazine Worldchanging.com 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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15 Jan Posted by in News, United States | Comments

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 […]

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Head of UNEP addresses first-ever “One Planet Conference”

London. Today, Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Environment Programme, addressed a sold-out crowd in London, UK at BioRegional’s One Planet One Day convergence. Watch the Youtube video as Achim describes the One Planet program as the vanguard of a global movement towards a green economy, and calls for our partners to work with UNEP to […]

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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 […]

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One Brighton named “Residential development of the year”

London. One Brighton has been awarded “Estates Gazette Residential Development of the Year”. The respected Estates Gazette Green Awards highlight and reward excellence in sustainable development and raise environmental awareness. Read more

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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 […]

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Dwell Magazine declares Sonoma Mountain Village “Best in the US”

Dwell Magazine declares Sonoma Mountain Village “Best in the US”

California. Dwell Magazine, North America’s highly respected industry publication for modern architecture and design, had this to say about Sonoma Mountain Village in the October 2008 edition: “Naturally, sustainability guides the design, from framing made from locally recycled cars to alternative energy for all 1,900 homes. A “five-minute living” layout makes it easy to walk […]

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One Planet team wins DC competition

One Planet team wins DC competition

Washington DC. The Clark Realty team beat out fierce competition for the Poplar Point site in Anacostia with a project vision co-developed with BioRegional and Torti Gallas architects that included One Planet Community sustainability goals. The joint team envisioned an 8 million square foot One Planet Community with shops, restaurants, offices, a hotel, high density […]

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25 Aug Posted by in News, One Gallions, UK | Comments

One Gallions planning application submitted

London. Crest Nicholson and BioRegional Quintain today submitted their proposals for the One Gallions sustainable community development for planning permission. The exemplar development will provide 260 new homes and set a benchmark for sustainable zero carbon twenty first century living in London. Read more.

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British Housing Award for One Gallions

London. One Gallions announced as winner of the BHA Housing Project of the Year award, sponsored by the Mail on Sunday. The judging panel, Chaired by Michael Manser, CBE, one of the most distinguished architects of the recent decades, commented, “The [One Gallions] project shows excellent use of sustainable technology and innovative solutions towards the […]

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