Green Design

February 19, 2019

Decarbonizing the Built Environment: California's Relentless Push Toward Electrification

Buildings are said to be the No. 1 source of climate pollution in the world, but California lacks a clear path forward to address building decarbonization. Real estate, infrastructure, and energy experts discussed the issue at VX2019.

February 26, 2012

David Orr’s Oberlin Project Plans to Transform College Town into Model Sustainable City

At the 2012 VerdeXchange Conference, David Orr, a professor of environmental studies and politics at Oberlin College, presented his work on transforming a small town into a model for sustainability through a city – college partnership. The Oberlin Project is an example of change at a small scale. TPR is pleased to share excerpts from David Orr’s remarks at VerdeXchange followed by excerpts from the Oberlin Project’s literature. 

November 19, 2003

State Architect Effectively Advocates For Sustainable Design

California State Architect Stephen Castellanos discusses how the built environment affects students and neighborhoods.

October 1, 2003

A Haynes Foundation Symposium on Sustainable Los Angeles Thoughtfully Summarized by D.J. Waldie

The author, historian and Lakewood city official explains what's needed to create a sustainable L.A.

September 1, 2003

Recall or Not, State Sec. Adams' Green Agenda Deserves Recognition

California Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Aileen Adams discusses sustainable building and the gubernatorial recall

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