Tuesday, September 25, 2012

P2S Engineering Joins Integral Group Team

Fullerton College Library
renovation by P2S Engineering.
We are happy to welcome P2S Engineering to CBE, who joined as part of the Integral Group team. CBE members may remember P2S founder Kent Peterson, who was our guest speaker at CBE's October 2010 advisory board meeting. P2S offers engineering services including MEP, energy efficiency, commissioning and technology for both new and retrofit construction projects. The firm’s practice includes a broad range of project types including education, government, laboratory, industrial, clean energy, infrastructure, and more. 

P2S’ technical staff, comprised of over 50% LEED Accredited Professionals, are passionate about providing sustainable solutions and expertise in high-performance green building projects, and helping clients reach their sustainability goals. The firm has been named for three years in a row as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles, by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The recognition cites the firm’s offices in Long Beach, CA, located in a LEED-Gold tenant improvement project that includes morale boosting features such as a fitness center and green workstations.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

2012 Livable Buildings Award Winners Announced

Winner: Clif Bar Headquarters

This summer, a jury of CBE partners selected the winners for the 2012 Livable Buildings Award. Now in its sixth year, this annual award is given to buildings that demonstrate exceptional performance in terms of occupant satisfaction (using CBE's Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Survey), resource efficiency, and overall design.

The top award was given to the Clif Bar Headquarters, located in Emeryville, California, and designed by CBE partner ZGF Architects. The project has many outstanding features, including reused materials, open office space, natural light, and photovoltaic panels that generate most of the energy needed for the tenant spaces. 
Honorable Mention: Midtown
Community Elementary School

An honorable mention was also awarded to the Midtown Community Elementary School in Neptune City, New Jersey. This school brings elements of sustainability education not only to the children, but the surrounding community as well.

>> Read more about the projects here.