Bill Weihl leaves Facebook; a McKinsey partner goes solo

March 9, 2018 by  
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An Alliance to Save Energy leader electrifies energy efficiency, Terry Yosie asks for career inspiration and mission-driven capital gains Oakland grit.

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Oakland fire-damaged home transformed into a magnificent naturally-cooled residence

June 14, 2017 by  
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California-based Terry & Terry Architecture rebuilt an existing home damaged in a 1991 Oakland fire as a beautiful residence offering staggering views of San Francisco Bay. The architects designed Skyline House for a young family who wanted an open-plan home with ample ventilation to provide natural cooling. The house sits on a property dominated by large redwood trees, which inspired the use of timber cladding and other natural materials. The designers started off by working with the existing floor plan. They transformed the kitchen area to open out and lead to the front yard garden with an outdoor dining area. Related: Beautiful cliffside home ‘split in half’ by landslide rebuilt with wooden pods The home is situated to take advantage of the bay breezes and the interior roofline flows to both convey the breezes through the home and to recreate the appearance of undulating fog. A wooden tube-like envelope hugs the open common space and visually connects the garden to the front viewing deck at the rear. This form takes advantage of the winds to facilitate natural ventilation , with the main living space acting as a connection between two contrasting outdoor spaces. + Terry & Terry Architecture Via v2com Photos by Bruce Damonte Photography

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Former saloon is transformed into a creative design office in San Francisco

June 24, 2016 by  
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Located in the city’s former red light district, the historic 1906 brick building underwent several renovations in the past century. When Terry & Terry Architecture was commissioned to renovate the building, the designers sought to preserve as much of the existing structure as possible and leave intact the attractive and exposed brick walls . The interior was completely gutted and expanded to make room for the main office and conference areas on the first floor, as well as additional office space and archive exhibit space on the new second floor. Related: Dilapidated 18th Century Barn Transformed into Gorgeous Modern Home in Yorkshire Steel-framed glazing wraps around the updated facade to let in natural light and minimize dependence on artificial lighting. The old brick masonry buildings are left exposed and provide good thermal mass to help keep the interior temperatures moderate and comfortable. The exposed brick walls are complemented with clean lines, steel stairways and elements, warm-toned timber furnishings, and white-painted walls for a contemporary and welcoming feel. + Terry & Terry Architecture Via Dezeen Images via Terry & Terry Architecture

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Some good news, and next steps to take, from Rio

June 25, 2012 by  
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Sure, the Rio +20 Earth Summit was politically disappointing, but it also served as a showcase for how far the private sector has come, and the important role to be played by public-private partnerships in creating a green economy.

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Webinar: UTZ Certified – A Sustainability Program for Coffee, Cocoa and Tea

June 25, 2012 by  
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SGS invites you to attend the webinar “UTZ Certified – A Sustainability Program for Coffee, Cocoa and Tea”. This complimentary webinar will be presented by John Terry, SGS Global Product Manager – Food Supply Chain Assurance.

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US Kids Targeted by ‘Fracking’ Cartoon

July 18, 2011 by  
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Shale gas is viewed as a cleaner, cheaper alternative to conventional fossil fuels. Granted, unconventional gas burns 30% more efficiently than coal, but the process used to get it out of the ground is far from clean. Hydraulic fracturing , or ‘fracking’ has been causing quite a stir in the US in recent years, particularly in north-eastern states such as Pennsylvania as the dangers related to the exploration and development of shale gas have made their way into mainstream consciousness. Perhaps this is what prompted the $25 billion Canadian global oil and gas company, Talisman Energy to publish a 24-page coloring book for kids explaining the merits of shale gas extraction. Talisman is hoping to ‘educate’ kids on the fun and exciting world of fracking by introducing them to ‘Talisman Terry, your friendly Fracosaurus’. Read the rest of US Kids Targeted by ‘Fracking’ Cartoon Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: coal , fossil fuels , fracking , green design , hydraulic fracturing , oil and gas , renewable energy , shale gas , sustainable design , talisman energy

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