At a time when venture capital investment in water conservation technology in California is trending downward—yet the state is afflicted with one of the worst droughts on record—some intrepid companies and building owners are taking matters into their own hands. The iconic 140 New Montgomery office building in San Francisco, where Perkins+Will recently led a major restoration, is one example. According to Perkins+Will’s Cathy Simon, we live in a different world today—where hotter temperatures and arid landscapes are the new normal. We have no choice but to design our built environments with ingenuity and innovation. Read the full article here.