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Watch the CNBC One Planet Communities Film here!

Crest Nicholson BioRegional Quintain’s OneBrighton, UK and Codding Enterprises’ Sonoma Mountain Village, USA, two of our fully endorsed One Planet Communities, were featured in last week’s CNBC Responsible Business Television series. Pooran Desai OBE, the International Director for the OPC programme and Co-founder of BioRegional gave his views in the film on how to make […]

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United Nations report highlights One Planet Communities

A new United Nations report, TRENDS IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION, identifies 8 case studies of sustainable communities around the world – and 6 of the 8 are One Planet Communities! Sonoma Mountain Village, Mata de Sesimbra, Masdar City, Barangaroo, Panyu Jinshan, and BedZED all earn mention.The report was produced by the Department […]

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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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