California leads the country in both policy and projects that are laying the path to a zero net energy (ZNE) future. The California ZNE Watchlist, produced by the New Buildings Institute (NBI), provides examples of commercial buildings that have verified zero net energy performance, buildings that have met over the course of a year, net zero energy usage through onsite renewables. The Fall/Winter 2016 ZNE Watchlist lists 20 commercial buildings have verified ZNE.

Siegel & Strain is proud to have completed two projects on the ZNE Watchlist:
Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building, University of California, Davis,
Center for Environmental Studies, Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland, California

Read more about these Zero Net Energy projects here.


The Siegel & Strain Architects team extends our sincere hope that you are doing well during this unique and challenging time. We have all been quick studies in adapting to new norms: how we work, how we socialize, how we support our friends, family and communities and, frankly, how we cope, each in our unique way. We have been in touch with many of you — our clients, colleagues, friends, collaborators and mentors — to see how you are doing or to simply connect. If we haven’t had a chance to catch up with you, please go to our blog to catch up a bit with us. We look forward to maintaining supportive connections with all of you during this unprecedented time.

— The Siegel & Strain Team