• Promoting Green Building as a Matter of Health

    The Northern California Chapter of the USGBC is joining forces with several major companies and institutions to launch the Building Health Challenge, a two-year program with a mission to elevate green building as a public health benefit and accelerate the development of transparency standards in building materials. Among the 27 partners are Adobe, Genentech, Google, Kaiser Permanente, and salesforce.com, marking the first time that major corporations have publicly committed to improving human health through green

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  • Home Automation Tech is Transforming the Modern Home

    While home automation technology has been around for several decades in luxury dwellings, the industry has lagged due to complex installations and high prices. But with the increasing prevalence of smartphones and tablets, smart home tech is becoming easier to use and dramatically more affordable. Morgan Brennan of Forbes Magazine points to a projected $14.1 billion growth in worldwide revenues in the home automation industry by 2018, an 11.5% increase over 2012. While many well-recognized players are

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