Founding Partners

In building and furnishing Bren Hall, the Bren School partnered with the following businesses, which share our commitment to sustainable enterprise, cutting-edge research, and educational programs of the highest quality. We wish to acknowledge the members of this group for their vision in working with us to create a sustainable structure that not only houses our school and its programs, but also embodies its mission.


Logo: Armstrong

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of residential and commercial floor products, acoustic ceilings and suspension systems, and fine kitchen and bath cabinets.


Logo: Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management and control. In the automotive market, it is a major supplier of integrated seating and interior systems, and batteries. For nonresidential facilities, Johnson Controls provides control systems and services in the areas of comfort, energy, and security management.


Logo: Milliken

Milliken is one of the largest privately held textile and chemical manufacturers in the world, and the maker of carpets, table linens, and fabrics found in cars, sailboats, tennis balls, and printer ribbons. The company uses its EarthSquare process to renew and recondition old modular carpet.


Logo: Pacific Earth Resources

Pacific Earth Resources is aiversified environmental horticulture services company that offers a complete line of sod, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, fertilizers, and amendments for landscaping.

Logo: Parker Boiler Co.

Parker Boiler Parker Boiler Co. manufactures steam and hot-water boilers, thermal liquid and indirect water heaters, low NOx burners, water softeners, feedwater return systems and deaerators, blowoff and storage tanks, and boiler room accessories.

Logo: PowerLight Solar Electric Systems

Founded in 1991, PowerLight Corporation is the nation's leading designer, manufacturer, and installer of grid-connected solar electric systems, as well as energy-efficiency services for businesses and government agencies worldwide. Powerlight was acquired by Sunpower in 2011, and Sunpower is now recognized as a Bren School Platinum Partner.

Sarna, Sarnafil Division

Sarnafil is a division of Switzerland-based Sarna Group, a leading manufacturer of high-tech plastic polymers for a wide range of applications including roofing, waterproofing, civil engineering, and automobiles. Sarna was founded in 1958, and the Sarnafil division was created in 1961 to meet the growing demand for high-quality polymeric roof-waterproofing membranes.

Logo: Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison (SCE), the largest subsidiary of Edison International, is one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S. The electric power it provides includes more alternate and renewable energy (17.7%) from a greater variety of resources than nearly any other utility in the world. SCE is also an active donor to community and educational causes. 

Logo: To Market

To Market is an international sales and marketing organization founded with the mission of bringing alternative materials for interior spaces to the commercial marketplace. The company works with leading architecture, space-planning, and design professionals to develop environmentally friendly products, color lines, and packaging.


Logo:  Valley Crest Tree Company

Valley Crest Tree Company is the largest producer of containerized specimen trees in the West, serving landscape contractors, architects, and developers. The company has 800 acres of growing grounds and offers expert tree relocation, storage, and preservation services worldwide.

Logo: Waterless Company

Waterless Company is the manufacturer of patented, award-winning urinals, each of which works completely and cleanly without water or flush vaves and can save up to 45,000 gallons of water per year.


Logo: Windtronix Energy, Inc.

Windtronix Energy, Inc. is an alternative energy provider, system integrator, and the manufacturer of a vertical axis wind turbine. Their core technologies utilize sun, wind, and water to produce renewable power for a variety of unique applicaitons.