Autodesk has expanded its Clean Tech Partner program and now helps companies in North America, Europe and Japan with software, according to spokeswoman Jennifer Ha.

Healthy Buildings Tech Group moves from prototype panels to homes

June 13, 2011

NAPA -- In a south Napa industrial park, Healthy Buildings Technology Group is putting the final design tweaks on a steel-framed panel construction system set to be assembled this summer into two prototype ultragreen homes in the city. [read more]

"We're aiming to continue proliferating the program and have partnered up with hundreds of clean tech companies to date," she said.

North Bay partner companies so far have been Napa-based Health Buildings Technology Group, electric bicycle developer Pi Mobility of Sausalito and Rohnert Park-based PearlLED

Pi Mobility has been developing the arch-framed Pi Cycle for a decade. It retails for $3,000 to $5,000 and operates 20 to 30 miles per charge, depending on the battery and the amount of cyclist effort exerted.

PearlLED released an LED bulb last year, and it won Design News magazine's Best Product award for 2010 in the Components, Hardware and Interconnects category. It's designed to shine brighter (said to be four times brighter), operate cooler and cost less to produce than comparable LED bulbs on the market.