Two California Plaza Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Ocean West Management Services is a full-service real estate company that owns, acquires, develops and manages office, retail and multi-family properties throughout the United States. The project building, Two California Plaza, is one of two iconic skyline buildings in the beautiful California Plaza located on the historical Bunker Hill in Los Angeles. Two California Plaza

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:07+00:00 December 13th, 2013|Blog, Case Studies, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Quality, News & Announcements, Recent Projects, Sustainability, USGBC|Comments Off on Two California Plaza Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Healthy Buildings Sponsors The Los Angeles Living Building Challenge

Sustainability in the built environment continues to pick up speed as building owners and operators discover the value of investments in responsible, efficient, and healthy building operations and management. Starting with integrative design and flowing all the way to the end user, sustainable decisions are becoming common practice around the globe. As programs develop and

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:07+00:00 November 25th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, News & Announcements, Sustainability|Comments Off on Healthy Buildings Sponsors The Los Angeles Living Building Challenge

We’re Hiring – Client Services Manager / Technical Editor

There are currently two positions open immediately with Healthy Buildings! Both positions are reserved for a Client Services Manager / Technical Editor at both our Lake Forest, CA and Fairfax, VA offices. Job description Healthy Buildings is looking for a Client Services Manager/Technical Editor to work out of our Lake Forest, California and Fairfax, Virginia

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:08+00:00 November 20th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Quality, News & Announcements, Sustainability, USGBC|Comments Off on We’re Hiring – Client Services Manager / Technical Editor

Healthy Buildings Training – Harmonizing Chemical Classification

Have you heard about GHS?   Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling Chemicals, also called HazCom 2012 (Hazard Communication), is based on the United Nations initiative to develop world-wide standards for communicating chemical hazards. This program will protect workers by improving communication of chemical information through standardized labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS, formerly MSDS).

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:08+00:00 July 25th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Quality, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Healthy Buildings Training – Harmonizing Chemical Classification

ENERGY STAR & AB 1103 Update

ENERGY STAR & AB 1103 Update Knowledge is power, and knowledge about power is powerful knowledge. As stated in a previous post about AB 1103, California is requiring building owners and operators to disclose energy benchmarking data to their prospective full building lessees, buyers or lenders. This bill was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger in September of

By | 2017-01-03T22:26:10+00:00 June 25th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on ENERGY STAR & AB 1103 Update

Healthy Buildings Launches New Website

Healthy Buildings Launches New Website Healthy Buildings is proud to announce a brand new website for our US operations. HealthyBuildings.com will be a major hub for current industry news and developments and a valuable reference site for technical information on indoor air quality, energy incentive programs, LEED technical information and water savings programs.  Case histories of

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:09+00:00 June 21st, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Healthy Buildings Launches New Website

Job Offerings @ Healthy Buildings

In an effort to expose our open positions to as many viable candidates as possible, the Healthy Buildings' Blog will be used as an update for all current job openings. It is our goal to gather the greatest talent, sharpest minds, and compassionate hearts as we cultivate a work environment where we function together in strong teams

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:09+00:00 June 4th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Quality, Sustainability|Comments Off on Job Offerings @ Healthy Buildings

Heat Island and Healthy Buildings

Albedo? Heat Island? Solar Reflective Index? These are some terms floating around the industry relating to environmental health and energy efficiency. The heat generated and absorbed by commercial and industrial areas has a tendency to get trapped in an "island-like" manner surrounding the buildings. These areas can be so much hotter than the surrounding environments

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:09+00:00 June 4th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Quality, Sustainability|Comments Off on Heat Island and Healthy Buildings

LEED v4 – A Healthy Update

Recently, the USGBC offered a series of educational webinars about the latest developments regarding LEED v4.  The USGBC is still looking for projects to participate in the v4 BETA program.  If you are interested in registering a project with the v4 BETA program, you may do so until Greenbuild in November.  Some perks in participating

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:10+00:00 May 8th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Quality, Sustainability, USGBC|Comments Off on LEED v4 – A Healthy Update
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