AltaTerra Research is a research consultancy specializing in sustainable business and the commercial marketplace for clean technology solutions. Through research reports, executive events and advisory services, AltaTerra helps forward-looking organizations improve resource-efficiency in their operations and capitalize on new 'green' market opportunities. From our headquarters in Silicon Valley, we have been serving a global base of corporate, institutional, and government clients since 2007.
For more information, visit www.altaterra.net.
Founded in 1983, BOMA Silicon Valley has served the commercial real estate industry for 25 years and represents well over 75 million square feet of commercial real estate located in the Silicon Valley. The Association is dedicated to professional, ethical property management and provides its members with legislative advocacy, industry information, educational opportunities including the RPA, FMA, SMA and SMT designations, and a forum for networking with their peers. BOMA Silicon Valley fosters open communication between the association and its members, and those who are having an effect on the industry, both professionally and legislatively.
For more information, visit www.boma-sv.org/.
The CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund I, LP is a seed/start-up stage investment fund in the clean energy and related technologies market, including energy efficiency, green buildings, power reliability and alternative energy. The Fund’s objectives are to produce an attractive financial return on investments through the commercial advancement of clean energy technologies. Clean energy has become a global priority, capturing the attention of world leaders and corporate icons. The demand for innovative and cost-effective solutions has also attracted venture capitalists to financing technologies that reduce dependency on fossil fuels and create affordable energy using renewable resources.
For more information, visit www.calcefangelfund.com/.
The California Energy Efficiency Industry Council, founded in 2009, is a statewide trade association of non-utility companies that provide efficiency products and services in California. Our member businesses, now numbering over 50, employ over 4,000 Californians throughout the state. They include energy service companies, engineering and architecture firms, contractors, implementation and evaluation experts, financing experts, workforce training entities, and manufacturers of energy efficiency products and equipment. The Efficiency Council’s mission is to support appropriate energy efficiency policies, programs, and technologies that create sustainable jobs and foster long-term economic growth, stable and reasonably priced energy infrastructures, and environmental improvement.
For more information, visit www.efficiencycouncil.org/.
The Commercial Building Consortium (CBC) is a public/private collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with the objective of transforming the commercial building sector to net-zero energy. Led by a Steering Committee of prominent national industry, NGO, and public organizations, the CBC sustained public-private collaboration among commercial buildings professionals and practitioners, industry stakeholders, researchers and educators, utilities, and government agencies at all levels. Consortium members work with DOE to help achieve near-term results and chart a path to the EISA long-term goals for net-zero commercial buildings, by capturing market feedback on key barriers, identifying innovative strategies and successful approaches, and facilitating information and knowledge transfer among stakeholders. Download the CBC’s recent reports for free, sign up for the mailing list, or learn more about the CBC and membership at the website below.
For more information, visit www.zeroenergycbc.org/.
The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), established in 1969, is an international organization supporting a network of 800 architectural lighting design professionals who satisfy its rigorous qualification process. Its members are distinguished by a unique blend of aesthetic and technical expertise, and operate at the highest level of integrity to create a better world through leadership and excellence in lighting design, cultivating the universal acknowledgement and appreciation of the Power of Light in human life.
For more information, visit www.iald.org/.
The Silicon Valley Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the premier organization for leadership, education, innovation and information sharing for the facility management industry. We consistently re-image, re-define, and re-invent who we are while delivering the highest value for our professional and associate members, our local community and the future of our industry.
For more information, visit www.ifma.org/.
iGreenBuild.com was launched in 2003 as an online resource for information about green building and environmentally responsible facility management. Today, the web site has thousands of weekly visitors that enjoy informative video clips, Podcasts, reports, newsletters and articles about cutting edge green building and sustainable living topics.
For more information, visit www.igreenbuild.com.
For more information, visit iee.ucsb.edu/.
Established in 1992, Lighting Design Alliance is an internationally-known, full-service architectural lighting design firm. Our expertise includes the design and specification of complete lighting and control systems, concept through installation. The services we provide address value and quality, and incorporate an awareness of design aesthetics, various production options, and the effective use of energy. LDA’s client base includes major real-estate developers from around the world, corporate entities and the leading architectural firms. Ninety-five percent of our business is repeat clientele.
For more information, visit www.lightingdesignalliance.com/.
The Professional Lighting Designers' Association PLDA was originally founded as the European Lighting Designers' Association ELDA+, and is a voluntary federation of lighting designers and lighting consultants who are active on an international scale, their purpose being to increase the reputation of the profession and to establish the profession as such in its own right. Membership is centred around the professional architectural lighting designer. An architectural lighting designer is a person who possesses the knowledge and expertise to carry out all the work required to design light for interior and exterior architectural projects in such a way that the design can be implemented, become an integral part of the project and establish an efficient, enjoyable, healthy, safe, sustainable and well accepted environment for the people who live, work and relax in it.
For more information, visit www.pld-a.org/.
The Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will create immersive lighting environments based on solid-state systems with adaptive functionality to maximize energy savings, improve health, safety and productivity. Through research and well-developed outreach and educational programs the ERC is building a diverse workforce trained in illumination, engineering and entrepreneurship to create “illumineers” of the future. Industry partners help to shape the center’s research and are part of an innovation ecosystem that facilitates commercialization.
For more information, visit smartlighting.rpi.edu/.
The U.S. Green Building Council - Northern California Chapter is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, voluntary organization that educates, motivates, provides resources and advocates for industry transformation to build and maintain sustainable communities. USGBC-NCC’s vision is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
For more information, visit www.usgbc-ncc.org/.