Sick Building syndrome concerns for Bay Area Architects

Sick Building syndrome concerns for Bay Area Architects The Co-op incident in North Bronx that headlined the news this past week has sparked an interest in Legionnaire’s disease. In this particular case, there were two incidents of the disease in… Continue Reading

Random inspiration for Bay Architects and Designers

Inspiration for Bay Area Architects

We can all admit, that aesthetically pleasing color and pattern is lacking in the urban and architectural fabric of San Francisco, Bay Area. We are not talking about gaudy, orange or blue palette (which is more shocking than awe inspiring).… Continue Reading

Lessons from Empire State Building for San Francisco Architects.

An iconic building like the Empire state was responsible for 25,000 tons per year of Carbon dioxide emissions, and the 102 stories cost $11,000,000 in annual energy, prior to 2008.  This was all before the building went through an exercise… Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Action items for San Francisco Architects

Energy Efficiency Action Items for San Francisco Architects

Energy Efficiency Action items for San Francisco Architects According to EIA, buildings still consume 77% of all electricity produced in the U.S. and more, globally. The dependency on fossil fuels for production of electricity makes buildings more responsible for greenhouse gas… Continue Reading