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  • 01 May 2017 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    Oceano Elementary is the First Awarded School in the Country

    The League of American Bicyclists recognized Oceano Elementary with a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM) award, making them the first Gold Level K-12 in the country! There are 2 Silver-level high schools, one silver-level elementary and 1 Silver-level public school district.

    With the announcement of 59 new and renewing BFBs today, Oceano Elementary joins a cutting-edge group of 1,315 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in 49 states and Washington, D.C., that are transforming the American workplace.

    “The business community’s investment in bicycling is playing a central role

    in making the country a safer, happier, and more sustainable place to live

    and work,” said Amelia Neptune, Director of the Bicycle Friendly America

    program. “We applaud this new round of businesses, including Oceano

    Elementary, for leading the charge in creating a bicycle-friendly America

    for everyone.”

    Oceano Elementary is extremely proud of the bicycle community they have created. The school has the leading bike program in San Luis Obispo County. Here are a list of some of the activities that the school provides to our students and community:
    •       Monthly Bike to School Days (incentive prizes given to participating students.)
    •      After school bike club - called the Bike Posse. We ride twice a month after school (7 miles total) to get ice cream.
    •       Bike cleaning and maintenance opportunities both before and after school (the school provides tools, tubes, parts, cleaning supplies and help for students to fix and clean their bikes.)
    •       Free bikes given to students who cannot afford bikes through donations from the local "Honor Farm" (correctional facility), and community members.
    •        Students who do not have bikes can participate in cycling activities with 20 loaner bikes available at the school.
    •        Bike safety instruction at least once a month.

    To apply or learn more about the BFB program, visit the League online.

    Bike Posse Parking on Campus

    Bike Posse Parking on campus

    About the Bicycle Friendly America Program

    To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, including the Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM programs visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.

    The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.


    Oceano Elementary has many other achievements as well! 

    Oceano Elementary also has many other notable achievements. Since 2015, they have been making improvements to their school and earned a $500 grant from PG&E through CCGBC’s Gateway to Green Schools Program.  

    Click here to see a statistical display of Oceano's achievements at large! 

  • 07 Nov 2016 7:34 AM | Anonymous

    CCGBC Potting Bench Raffle


    • 100% of Proceeds go towards Gateway to Green Schools Program
    • $5 for (1) raffle ticket or $20 for (5) tickets
    • Drawing will be held on December 16, 2016
    • Perfect Holiday Addition for Your Garden
    • 4’ Potting Table with Live Edge
    • Value Price $425

  • 03 Oct 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    AIA Santa Barbara is hosting their annual ArchitecTours event showcasing 9 extraordinary homes and businesses. 

    This year's theme is " Buildings With a Story."

    Where: Santa Barbara, Ca.
    When: October 3rd from 10a.m. - 4p.m.

    Registration costs are*Early Bird pricing: 

    $65 for the general public 
    $55 for AIA members 
    $25 for students

    Five percent of the proceeds earned by the event will be donated to Habitat for Humanity for their next project in Santa Barbara County.

     For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.aiasb.com or call Tara Rizzizi at 805-966-4198. 

    The buildings on the tour can be previewed here.

    Press Release:(Santa Barbara, CA – August 19, 2015)

     The Santa Barbara AIA’s annual ArchitecTours, a celebration of local architecture, will showcase nine homes and businesses. The theme of this year’s ArchitecTours is ‘buildings with a story’.  

    Each of the nine projects features an intriguing personal or construction story that profile many of the design obstacles encountered during the building process.  This event draws attention to the extraordinary architectural legacy in Santa Barbara and the value of well-designed architecture to its surrounding community. Equally, ArchitecTours highlights the expertise that AIA architects possess including a thorough understanding and expertise in urban design, sustainability, accessibility, structural improvements, building materials, and historic renovation.  

  • 24 Sep 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Learn how to master designing Low Impact Development Landscapes during this 1-hour free Lunch-N-Learn!

     (AIA Members can earn 1 LU for attendance) 

    Low Impact Development (LID) landscape features are designed to support storm water management objectives in addition to providing traditional landscape benefits.

    A successful landscape design for a LID project requires a synthesis of civil engineering and landscape architecture considerations during design, understanding of correct construction practices, and knowledge of long-term maintenance needs.

    This training will focus on aspects critical to a successful project, including:

    • Plant Selection 
    • Soils and Mulch
    • Integration with Specifications and Details
    • Construction and Maintenance Considerations
    When: September 24, 2015
    Pizza Lunch 12:00 Presentation 12:15 - 1:00 pm 
    Where: Cannon 1050 Southwood Dr. San Luis Obispo,  805.544.7407 
    Cost: Free!
    RSVP to attend in-person to: Training@CannonCorp.us

  • 29 Aug 2015 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    The Central Coast Green Building Council would like to recognize outstanding sustainable building achievements along the California Central Coast. The Green Awards highlight innovative design, construction, products, businesses, schools, governments and educational programs in our community. The juried awards process is based on specific criteria for each award category. Awards presented at this year’s Green Awards Gala: December 5th, 2015.

    Pre-Registration Aug 29th - Sept 14th

    Member: $ 75  Non - Member: $ 100

    Registration Sept 15th - Oct. 5th  

    Member: $100  Non - Member: $ 125

    Categories - Click on a category for submittal form. You may submit more than one project for any given category.

    Links to the forms:

    Green Homes

    Green Landscape

    Green Rehab/ Renovation

    Green School & Government

    Green New Construction

    Green Operations

    Green Innovation

    *To save your form and return to it later, make a free FormSite account login username and password. 

  • 09 Apr 2015 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    Check out these upcoming events in your community. Don't miss the BuildSMART Trailer at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival April 18th & 19th!

    April 9th Eblast.pdf

  • 16 Oct 2014 10:42 AM | Anonymous
    The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the certification body for the global LEED® green building rating system, the WELL Building Standard®, the PEER™ program and other sustainability initiatives, announced today that it has acquired GRESB (the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark), an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios around the globe. “GRESB delivers the missing link by providing a framework for this measurement within and across portfolios,” added Fedrizzi. “The merging of our two organizations will provide an unprecedented view of global real estate that can help protect and enhance the value of its investments and contribute to a more sustainable built environment at the same time. This is a huge step.”

    The merger will provide the global real estate industry with a powerful set of integrated sustainability solutions, linking real time performance, asset certification and portfolio-level reporting to provide investment-grade data. These solutions will leverage GBCI’s established expertise providing rigorous third-party review, verification and training, which will be extended to the GRESB Survey in combination with GRESB’s unique capabilities to assess and benchmark critical aspects of environmental performance, social responsibility and corporate governance.  Together, GBCI and GRESB will provide investors with reliable information to inform global real estate investment decisions. 

    To learn more about this merger and these two organizations:

    Visit GBCI & GRESB

  • 08 Jul 2014 9:32 AM | Anonymous

    Paul Poirier + Associates Architects is a nationally recognized firm with a focus on sustainable design and a diverse project mix, including commercial retail, restaurants, civic and custom residential. We are seeking a full-time self-motivated Architectural Drafter with a minimum of 3 years AutoCAD architectural drafting experience to join our firm located in Santa Barbara. Candidates mist be client focused and have experience working as part of a team in a professional environment. This position requires the ability to work under the guidance of Architects/Project Managers while also coordinating with other team members. We are looking for a positive, dependable, responsible and conscientious individual who works well both independently and as par of a dynamic team.

    Candidate must have the following skills:

    - Proficiency in AutoCAD & Microsoft Office

    - Proficiency in Revit, SketchUp & Photoshop a plus

    - Ability to complete a full set of construction documents in AutoCAD and Revit

    - Ability to understand plans, sections, elevations, and working sketches, change orders, submittals, request for information, etc.

    - Excellent written and verbal skills

    - Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize

    - Architectural degree a plus

    Compensation dependent on experience, Poirier + Associates offers health insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick time to full-time employees

    Please send your cover letter, resume and work samples via email, PDF format files, 5MB maximum to Rose@sbarchitect.com No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

  • 07 Jul 2014 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    USGBC-C4 proudly presents the 2012-2013 Green Awards Book. This bi-annual publication features the best green projects from around the California Central Coast that participated in our Annual Green Awards Program. The 2012 & 2013 Green Awards had so many outstanding projects and we're excited to share them with you. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you for participating and helping us in our journey to make sustainable communities available to everyone within this generation. Order Your Copy Today!


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