LEED-seeking illumina i3 campus lets workers work anywhere

August 17, 2017 by  
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San Diego’s new BioMed Realty i3 campus is raising the bar for corporate research parks everywhere. Perkins+Will recently designed the iconic science and research campus that’s on track for LEED Platinum certification and exemplifies the “work anywhere” culture. Filled with natural light and topped with green roofs, this environmentally progressive design features a wide variety of energy saving measures and reduces energy and water use by 30 and 20 percent. Located off Interstate 805, the Biotech Hub is the new home of leading genomics research and life sciences company illumina . The campus comprises three trapezoidal, all-white concrete buildings punctuated with landscaped gathering spaces, as well as a 33,500-square-foot outdoor courtyard at the campus heart that includes a performance stage, bocce ball court, herb garden, fitness area, restaurant, and cafe. Parking is hidden underground. Connectivity and collaboration are major themes of the campus design—i3 is 100 percent wireless—and employees are encouraged to work anywhere on campus they feel most comfortable at any time of the day. “The campus turns the stereotypical concept of a suburban research park right on its head, and makes it infinitely better,” said Ryan Bussard, principal at Perkins+Will. “Instead of a trove of uninviting office buildings surrounding a sea of asphalt parking lots, the i3 campus empowers people to connect, engage, collaborate, innovate, and—perhaps most important—be inspired.” Floor-to-ceiling glass lets in ample natural light and frames views of the surrounding mountains. Collaborative areas, such as the lounges and conference rooms, are connected directly to outdoor terraces . A variety of workspaces can accommodate different work styles and preferences. Related: World’s greenest and healthiest office crowned in Washington, D.C. The i3 campus is on track to earn LEED Platinum certification for the core and shell, while LEED Gold is expected for the interiors. The campus’ on-site fuel cells generate clean energy, while energy usage is minimized thanks to access to natural light, motorized and fixed sunshades, and energy-efficient fixtures. Responsible water management is a big part of the campus design. Recycled water sourced from a local utility irrigates the site and is used for cooling towers. Green roofs planted with heat- and drought-tolerated native plants filter and reduce stormwater runoff in conjunction with the on-site bio-filtration system and permeable pavers. Site-water mitigation tucked beneath the courtyard also helps reduce burden on the city’s local infrastructure. + Perkins+Will

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San Diegans could get $20,000 off price of electric car

August 15, 2017 by  
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Elon Musk might have just ushered in the era of affordable electric vehicles with the first Tesla Model 3 cars rolling off the production line, but south of the Fremont factory in San Diego there is another great deal going on. Starting this month and running through the end of September, San Diego Gas & Electric customers can take advantage of a $10,000 discount off the purchase of a 2017 Nissan Leaf or a 2017 BMW i3. When the state of California’s $2,500 EV rebate and the $7,500 federal tax credit are added, SDG&E customers could potentially get $20,000 off the price of an electric car. The utility also offers an annual bill credit of up to $200 for driving an electric vehicle. Related: New lithium-ion battery from Japan could double electric vehicle range “All-electric cars have fewer parts which result in no oil changes and less maintenance costs,” the SDG&E website states. “Electric cars on freeways and neighborhood streets in the San Diego region reduces greenhouse gases and improves air quality. Moreover, when EVs plug into SDG&E’s grid they receive 43% renewable energy and no coal.” According to SDG&E, there are more than 1,100 public charging stations in the utility’s territory with plans to reach 3,500 charging stations. Charging infrastructure is increasing across the state — the California Energy Commission has awarded nearly $65 million to pay for more than 7,800 electric vehicle charging stations. + SDG&E Via The Verge Images via BMW and Nissan

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Tiny nano motors could scrub our oceans clean of CO2 pollution

October 1, 2015 by  
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Tiny nanomotors could help scrub oceans clean of carbon dioxide pollution. Scientists at the University of California in San Diego have developed a system of nano machines that remove CO2 as they pass through water. If successful, the nano machines could slow down climate change while promoting greater ocean health at the same time. Read the rest of Tiny nano motors could scrub our oceans clean of CO2 pollution

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Glowing gold theater fans out a palm-inspired canopy in China

October 1, 2015 by  
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Livin Out is brilliantly-colored, flexible furniture that fits in any space

April 23, 2015 by  
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Brazilian designer Diego Waltrick wanted to create furniture that could serve any function in any living area. By looking at design in a new way, he decided that furniture doesn’t have to be tied to any particular room or style, but to the experience that it can provide.  The result is Livin Out, a collection of pieces inspired by the colors and joy of Brazil. The collection includes five pieces: a chaise longue called Holly, a chaise named Serena, Up the rocking chair, Anakin the stool and a side table/ottoman called Bill. Each piece has seductive, elegant lines and is ergonomically-shaped. They can fit into any space and are durable enough to stand up to the elements while being flexible enough to suit a variety of uses. + Livin Out The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chaise longue , Diego Waltrick , Livin Out , Livin Out Furniture , modern furniture , modern furniture design , modular furniture , reader submission

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Kreoo’s whimsical, sculptural seating draws inspiration from rivers and streams

April 23, 2015 by  
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Made of marble, larch wood , and cork, KREOO ‘s “River and Stream” series of seating pieces evokes the soft beauty found in river stones. Ideal for either indoor or outdoor use, these pieces are fluid and elegant, and bring a touch of the natural world into any environment. The cool intensity of marble juxtaposes beautiful against the warmth and softness of the wood, complementing one another while creating a unique, whimsical seating arrangement. The larch wood comes in bleached, brushed, or tinted finishes, and the entire collection will be revealed at ICFF New York (May 16th to 19th – Booth 0832). + KREOO The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: brushed larch wood , ICFF New York , KREOO , larch wood , marble and larch , marble and wood , marble and wood furniture , marble furniture , river stone , river stone furniture , river stones , Rivers and Streams , stone-like furniture , wooden furniture

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Baby Gorilla Born by Rare Emergency C-Section Fights for Life at the San Diego Zoo

March 19, 2014 by  
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As our closest genetic relatives, it’s no wonder that humans are fascinated by gorillas . Last week, we were captivated by the news that a baby girl gorilla was born at the San Diego Zoo. The infant gorilla, which does not yet have a name, was delivered by a rare animal Caesarean section at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. At the time, she appeared well and healthy, but updates indicate that the baby gorilla has contracted pneumonia and is receiving round-the-clock care. Read the rest of Baby Gorilla Born by Rare Emergency C-Section Fights for Life at the San Diego Zoo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: baby gorilla at san diego zoo , baby gorilla c-section , baby gorilla fighting for life , baby gorilla pneumonia , baby gorilla san diego , San Diego Zoo        

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Tesla Completes the West Coast Supercharger Corridor from San Diego to Vancouver

October 31, 2013 by  
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Tesla Motors has completed the West Coast Supercharger Corridor, a network of electric vehicle charging stations from San Diego, California to Vancouver, British Columbia. Boasting stations all along U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 5, the Supercharger Corridor gives Model S owners the ability to travel up and down the west coast at no cost and free of range anxiety. Read the rest of Tesla Completes the West Coast Supercharger Corridor from San Diego to Vancouver Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charging stations , electric car , green car , lithium ion battery , san diego , tesla , tesla model-s , Tesla Supercharger Corridor , Tesla Supercharger Network , vancouver        

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Offshore Wind on Pace for Seventh Consecutive Year of Record Growth

October 31, 2013 by  
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Offshore wind power generation is on pace for its seventh consecutive record year with 1,080 megawatts going online worldwide in the first six months of 2013. Total wind energy capacity has increased by 20 percent to 6,500 MW in 15 countries, while offshore wind capacity is increasing at a rate of nearly 40 percent a year. Read the rest of Offshore Wind on Pace for Seventh Consecutive Year of Record Growth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , Denmark , Eastern Seaboard , floating turbines , London Array , megawatts , offshore wind , united kingdom        

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Second Monstrous Oarfish in California Could Signal Impending Earthquake

October 23, 2013 by  
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Just five days after divers discovered a huge 18-foot oarfish off the coast of California , a second 14-foot sea serpent has washed up on a beach in San Diego county. The only other times more than one of these deepwater dwellers have shown up in such short succession, an earthquake struck the surrounding area . In 2010, Japanese fishermen picked up dozens of the deep-sea creatures right around the time a powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile, then again in 2011, 20 oarfish surfaced prior to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. Read the rest of Second Monstrous Oarfish in California Could Signal Impending Earthquake Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: earthquake early-warning system , giant oarfish , hibernation snakes flee their nest , Japanese fisherman finds oarfish , oarfish discovered off coast of California , oarfish discovered on beach in San Diego , strange animal behaviour before an earthquake , Tohoku earthquake        

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