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Berkeley Library featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

January 7, 2014 by Phire Branding

Berkeley library branch a 'zero net energy' building By: David R. Baker San Francisco Chronicle Monday, December 30, 2013 Article Link: http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Berkeley-library-branch-a-zero-net-energy-5100368.php Bright light floods the main room of Berkeley's newest library branch. Cool, comfortable air surrounds the stacks. But listen carefully, and you won't... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, Net Zero,

Cal State L.A. Graduate Students Hone Crime Scene Expertise

July 31, 2013 by kjclaridge

In the same building as the LAPD's crime lab, the university's 'criminalistics' program is training a new generation of scientists who will analyze and interpret evidence.   By Larry Gordon July 27, 2013, 7:27 p.m. Peering into her microscope at a tiny glass shard, Cal State L.A. graduate student Nancy Kedzierski tried to detect subtle shapes, textures and colors that might... more

TAGS: Learn, higher education, Discover, forensic science, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Silver,

Small but mighty: Berkeley public library’s net-zero gem

March 27, 2013 by Phire Branding

Small but mighty: Berkeley public library’s net-zero gem The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zero—and possibly net-positive—energy performance with the help of clever passive design techniques. By: David Barista, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2013 View full article and pictures:... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, Net Zero,

Construction begins on West Berkeley Library Branch

June 9, 2012 by Phire Branding

Construction begins on West Berkeley Library Branch By: Levon Minassian The Daily Californian Saturday, June 9, 2012 View full article: http://www.dailycal.org/2012/06/09/construction-begins-on-west-berkeley-library-branch/ The West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library was closed May 7 in preparation for construction, nearly four years after a city measure was first approved... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, Net Zero,

Open for business: Gilroy marvels at brand-new library

April 30, 2012 by kjclaridge

GILROY DISPATCH Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012 12:47 pm | Updated: 5:40 pm, Sat Apr 28, 2012 Carly Gelsinger Staff Writer http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/community/open-for-business-gilroy-marvels-at-brand-new-library/article_f7c770fa-916a-11e1-adb0-0019bb30f31a.html Library stages grand opening Hundreds of people passed through the new library during its grand opening on... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold,

Architecture People and Places

April 30, 2012 by kjclaridge

Architecture Week April 25, 2012 Excerpt from larger article: http://www.architectureweek.com/2012/0425/design_2-1.html At San Diego Miramar College, the new police substation designed by Harley Ellis Devereaux has received LEED Platinum certification. Photo: Stephen Whalen Photography Extra Large Image   The new police substation at San Diego Miramar College has received... more

TAGS: Learn, higher education, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Platinum,

Shhh it’s the library: How teens can be teens in the new building

April 30, 2012 by kjclaridge

Gilroy Dispatch Posted on April 24, 2012 by Carly Gelsinger Staff Writer For full story and images: http://www.gilroydispatch.com/gilroy_guide/our_new_library/shhh-it-s-the-library-how-teens-can-be-teens/article_53a120dc-8e33-11e1-bdbc-0019bb30f31a.html Study rooms encourage conversation After years of hearing “shhh!” at the Gilroy Library, teens can now be teens. In the old... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold,

Healing place for the soul

April 30, 2012 by kjclaridge

Gilroy Dispatch Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:43 am by Blair Tellers Staff Writer For full story and images: http://www.gilroydispatch.com/gilroy_guide/our_new_library/healing-place-for-the-soul/article_0c16433a-8e35-11e1-986d-0019bb30f31a.html From its ambiance to natural lighting to its new-book smell – the building is a beauty   If libraries are in fact, “a healing... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold,

Green, and the envy of all other libraries

April 25, 2012 by kjclaridge

Gilroy Dispatch Posted on April 24, 2012 by Blair Tellers Staff Writer See the full article and images at : http://www.gilroydispatch.com/gilroy_guide/our_new_library/green-and-the-envy-of-all-other-libraries/article_db395f88-8e32-11e1-b7fa-0019bb30f31a.html   Solar panels, energy-saving lights, weather controlled thermostat make library most eco-friendly building in... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold,

Miramar College featured in McCarthy’s Insights That Build

March 2, 2012 by kjclaridge

The following is from McCarthy’s “Insights That Build”, Winter 2012 Volume IV: “McCarthy succeeded in completing this ATTRACTIVE, COST-EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT parking structure ahead of schedule, while incorporating innovative design elements into the adjacent police substation that have allowed us to pursue LEED Platinum certification.” — David Umstot, vice chancellor of... more

TAGS: Learn, higher education, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Platinum,