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Oct 15 2010, Washington DC: One Planet panel at the Urban Land Institute’s Fall Meeting

Greg Searle will join Daniel Vilisied of newly-formed BioRegional Mexico, Stockton Preserve developer David Nelson and Petite Rivière developer Suzanne Deschamps in Washington DC on October 15 for a panel dedicated to lessons learned from One Planet Communities at the Urban Land Institute’s annual Fall Meeting – a leading national conference on the built environment. […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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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