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ESG + Corporate Sustainability

Biodiversity

Supporting Biodiverse Ecosystems

Development that supports biodiversity preserves or improves the level of diversity in ecosystems during and after the development's completion. Brightworks offers expert services in biodiversity for clients seeking to ensure the ecosystems under their influence flourish for generations to come.

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  • Action Planning
  • Aspects and Impacts Assessment
  • Biophilia & Biophilic Design
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (Non-NEPA)
  • Environmental Impact Study (Non-NEPA)
  • Implementation Planning
  • Large-Scale Developments / Mega-Developments
  • Living Building Challenge & Red List Free Materials
  • Living Building Challenge, Zero Carbon, & Core
  • Master Planning
  • Procurement Standards & Criteria
  • Program Implementation
  • Program Planning & Design
  • Program Road-Mapping
  • Resiliency
  • TNFD
  • UN Global Compact
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
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City of Santa Monica (CA)

Pico Branch Library

City of Santa Monica (CA)

Pico Branch Library

Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica's LEED-Platinum-Certified Pico Branch Library boasts water cisterns, a photovoltaic solar array, extensive daylight in interior spaces, and views to the outdoors. The project also won the USGBC LA's 2015 Innovation Award.

Practices Engaged:
Sustainable Built Environments

Industry Sectors:
Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)

Building Types:
Libraries


Meta

Corporate Headquarters

Meta

Corporate Headquarters

Menlo Park, CA

Commissioned by Mark Zuckerberg and designed by Frank Gehry, this new headquarters for Facebook provides an innovative open work environment for employees. The building also features a zoned rooftop landscape offering unmatched views of San Francisco Bay.

Practices Engaged:
Sustainable Built Environments

Industry Sectors:
Technology (Non-Bio)

Building Types:
Offices (Headquarters)Large-Scale Developments / Megadevelopments


University of Southern California (USC)

30 Year Campus Masterplan

University of Southern California (USC)

30 Year Campus Masterplan

Los Angeles, CA

Addressing outdoor environments, land use, transportation, water, energy, building design, waste, recycling, and hazardous materials, Brightworks Sustainability developed sustainability concepts for USC's 30-year master plan, the university's first-ever master plan.

Practices Engaged:
Sustainable Built Environments

Industry Sectors:
Higher Education (Private Four-Year+)

Building Types:
Campuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


Vantage Data Centers

Embodied & Operational Carbon Strategy

Vantage Data Centers

Embodied & Operational Carbon Strategy

Santa Clara, CA

Brightworks supported this data center developer in reducing embodied and operational carbon by first benchmarking their designs, then identifying high-impact measures in a variety of diverse climates to improve ongoing energy performance.

Practices Engaged:
Carbon

Industry Sectors:
Real Estate DevelopmentTechnology (Non-Bio)

Building Types:
Data Centers


Autodesk

Modular Construction Sustainability

Autodesk

Modular Construction Sustainability

Vallejo, CA

In an effort to drive carbon reduction for a new, modular multi-family housing development, Autodesk engaged Brightworks Sustainability to incorporate carbon considerations into its generative design process. These ranged from carbon sequestration in the landscape to reducing the total embodied carbon in the modular units and site design.

Practices Engaged:
Sustainable Built EnvironmentsCarbon

Industry Sectors:
Building Products & Construction MaterialsManufacturingResearch & Development (R&D)

Building Types:
Multifamily Residential


California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

Hispanic Serving Institution Hub

California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

Hispanic Serving Institution Hub

Northridge, CA

In partnership with California Governor Gavin Newsom and Apple, CSUN is building this new, 35,000-square-foot facility to inspire diverse representation in STEM careers. Spaces in the building include engineering labs, outreach space, and makerspaces.

Practices Engaged:
Sustainable Built Environments

Industry Sectors:
Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

Building Types:
Academic Instruction