Intersection of Art and Ecology, LEED Platinum David Brower Center

Named for the father of the modern environmental movement, the David Brower Center reflects its namesake’s commitment to the environment.  The center is expected to receive LEED Platinum certification and hopes to bring together people committed to environmental and social action under one roof.  The 24,000 square feet of...

Nonprofit center named after Sierra Club leader complete

BERKELEY — Sierra Club leader David Brower was fond of telling people to “have fun saving the world, or you are just going to depress yourself.” Brower, considered by many to be the father of the modern environmental movement, himself made giant strides in saving the world. But he...

Berkeley’s environment-friendly center to open

In a splash of bamboo, concrete and solar panels, Berkeley will unveil a temple to the environmental movement next week with the opening of the Brower Center. The $28 million state-of-the-art office building, on the site of a former parking lot next to UC Berkeley, will house at least...

Berkeley’s Latest Super-Green Project

During my student days at U.C. Berkeley, my friends and I would go to the Great China Restaurant for dinner and the California Theaters for a movie. Along the way, there was a big parking lot which was often viewed as an eye-sore. More than 10 years later, this...

City CarShare Partners With Brower Center

Today, City CarShare (CCS) is celebrating Earth Day by announcing the placement of a new CCS location at the City of Berkeley parking garage, located at the Brower Center, one of the Bay Area’s most advanced green buildings, opening in May. City CarShare and the Brower Center are providing...

Center Created to House Green Organizations Will Soon Open

Two years after construction began in a better economic climate, a multi-million dollar center designed mainly for green and non-profit-minded organizations will soon open its doors. The David Brower Center, located in Downtown Berkeley and set to open on May 10, was designed to accommodate educational and art programs...

Nonprofit hub to open in Berkeley

A green nonprofit center has grown in Berkeley. Next month, after two years and $28 million, the David Brower Center will open its 50,000 square feet of office and public space. About 55 percent of the 24,000 square feet of ultra-green office space has been leased at rents between...

Oxford Plaza Opens, Brower Center Near Completion

Workers are busy putting the finishing touches on downtown Berkeley’s two newest buildings, the David Brower Center and Oxford Plaza. Tenants have already moved into Oxford Plaza—the city’s newest and largest affordable housing structure—while next door to the north, workers are polishing off the last details of the Brower...

Brower Center issued a challenge grant for $1 million

The David Brower Center, a green building named in honor of Brower, the first president of the Sierra Club, has been awarded a $1 million challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation. (original article)...

David Brower Center awarded $1M challenge grant

Berkeley’s not-yet-opened David Brower Center, envisioned as a national hub for environmental and social change, has been awarded a $1 million challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation. (original article)...