This is a concept rendering for 110 The Embarcadero. We’re talking about very early stages here (this hasn’t been submitted to the planning committee yet), but the San Francisco Chronicle just profiled the new design. The building is a 10-story structure envisioned for Embarcadero and designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects for Hines. The result, as you can see, is a glassy, viny, green mid-rise skyscraper. I think 110 The Embarcadero is quite easy on the eye, to be entirely honest, and due to the simple design, it probably has excellent floor plates with great daylighting and views. Can’t beat the location either, with a bird’s eye of both the city and the bay.
Sometimes I wonder what kind of miracle it took to bring a deal like this to fruition. You have this abandoned, 40-year old warehouse with contamination, structural, and code issues. Nobody wants it. And it’s probably much easier to go somewhere else and just do what everyone else does. You rent space or build a new building. But Jeff Reaves, president of Group MacKenzie, and Jay Haladay, owner of Coaxis, saw major potential in this dilapidated structure now known as RiverEast Center. They decided to buy the property and wanted to convert it to office space for each of their growing company’s headquarters. The result?
PaperStone, aka “the Earth’s Surface,” is quite popular in green building projects. It’s most commonly used for countertops and currently available in three eco-options. “Original” is made from 50% post-consumer materials, “Certified” is made from 100% recycled materials, and “Virgin” is made from virgin fiber sources.
GreenTeamTV is on the scene in Bend, Oregon with Cary Martinez, co-founder of Abacus GC, taking a tour through one of the homes in Newport District Modern House Project. We wrote about […]
Although memories of elementary school for most of us may evoke images of stuffy classrooms, florescent lights, and playground bullies, students at Chartwell School located in Seaside, CA (near Monterey) are quite proud of their new school campus. That’s because the USGBC recently gave them an A+ in green building. In December, Chartwell students announced that they have the first complete educational campus to be awarded LEED Platinum, which makes them just about the greenest school campus in the country. Congrats also to Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC for their LEED Platinum middle-school building.
Green Infrastructure, Economics of Eco-Buildings, Rich Water Farmers, + GM Exec's Platinum Home [WIR]
Green building is more than efficient, it’s economic. Lack of education, bureaucracy hinder green building progress. ‘Green’ buildings don’t have to be new. Farmers make more $$ selling water to cities […]