Thanks to several innovative sustainability measures that infuse the Student Recreation Center at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, the project has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The 100,000 sf expansion and 40,000 sf renovation effort is conditioned by an indirect-direct evaporative-cooling air-handling system, which operates [...]
Did you know that household waste increases by more than 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day? Renewable Choice Energy has released a three-page whitepaper to having a happy holiday season this year with less wasted money, food, material and energy. The white paper can be viewed and downloaded here.
Over the summer I came upon a climate study focused on “Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region” that is definitely worth taking a look at as the information changes the design parameters for heating degree days and cooling degree days to which we design our buildings. I was recently reviewing it and wanted to [...]
“Conservation is a great moral issue, for it involves the patriotic duty of insuring the safety and continuance of the nation.” – Theodore Roosevelt The Privilege of Water: Most Americans probably think of potable water as a right, not a privilege. However, approximately 1 in 8 people in the world lack access to a safe [...]
Ever wonder how much energy your appliances and electronic equipment are using? We have a simple metric for the efficiency of automobiles (mpg). But we rarely think about the efficiency of appliances and equipment. Click on the image below for an interactive tool that will compare energy consumption of appliances in terms of the following: [...]
“Every right is married to a duty, every freedom owes a corresponding responsibility.” Russell Kirk, American Political Theorist Humans consume more natural resources than we can replace. This imbalance is having adverse effects on our civic and natural environments. And, the imbalance is worsening. World population is expected to reach: 9.2 billion people by the [...]
Commute 90067 held its Commuter Challenge between Earth Day and National Bike to Work Day (4/22-5/18) and Cannon Design’s Maryal Peter logged the most points to become the challenge’s grand prize winner. Maryal lives in downtown Los Angeles and commutes to her job at Cannon Design in Century City every day via public transportation to [...]
Cannon Design’s Los Angeles office took a little time out May 21 to focus on mentoring and collaboration… in true LA style!!! Teams were assigned so that staff members who don’t interact on a daily basis would be able to collaborate on a creative and inspiring task. Each team was given a hardhat and a bag [...]
A huge congratulations to the California State University, Long Beach Recreation Center project team: Jenny Delgado, David Body, Kevin Choi, Angena Chang, Ben Caffey, Keith Fuchigami, Craig Hamilton, Jack Poulin, Juan Perez, Sean Taber and Larry Taniguchi (I hope I didn’t miss anyone… drop us a note if I did and we’ll add you) as [...]
Cannon Design’s Los Angeles office received strong media coverage in the Los Angeles Business Journal last week for the pedaling prowess of its employees. A main news story titled “Getting In Gear,” profiled Sarah Beach and her decision to begin biking to work along with commenting on other employees’ commutes. The article reads… “Sarah Beach, [...]
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
Exactly! I did research during my Masters in Architecture about how more w...
Yen Cao - 15 May 2013
Way to go Brian! Congrats.
Air Monitoring - 15 May 2013
Really, its nice information, I read this whole and carefully. This covers ...
Don Wesley - 14 May 2013
Sara: What an honor, and so well deserved! You have always been a very sp...
Bob Farwell - 13 May 2013
Sara: Congratulations! I have always been impressed by your talents,work e...