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[18 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 2,024 views]
Performance-Based Design

Authored by “The Dream Team” at The Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction
The Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction strives to be the first of its kind: an urban mid-rise Living BuildingTM.  The vision of the Bullitt Foundation and its director, Denis Hayes…, is

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[14 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,788 views]
News from AIA’s 2010 Convention

At the AIA Convention in Miami last Thursday, several Northwest firms presented on their efforts to track and benchmark energy performance on all their projects. The session focused on how firms are doing in meeting their AIA 2030 commitments. Margaret Montgomery, Director of Sustainability for NBBJ and Chris Chatto on the ZGF…

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[19 May 2010 | One Comment | 2,895 views]
Northwest Architects Keep Their Green Cred

Portland is once again on the national stage, but this time it’s not the New York Times touting the city’s epic eateries (thanks for the nod, but enough already).  Architect Magazine released its second annual ranking of green architecture firms… and two of the top ten firms call Portland home.

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[13 May 2010 | No Comment | 3,693 views]
Leading European Architect Addresses Portland-area Building Professionals and Students

Another great opportunity to hear from a leading European practitioner presents itself for Portland area building professionals and students.
David Cook of Behnisch Architekten, and currently the Pietro Belluschi Distinguished Visiting Professor in Architecture… at the University of Oregon School of Architecture, will be speaking at the U of O White Stag

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[17 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 1,788 views]
Oregon BetterBricks Awards Honor 12 Green Building Professionals


Each year BetterBricks hosts an awards ceremony in four cities throughout the Northwest to celebrate the accomplishments of green building professionals.  The aim is to both recognize energy efficiency achievements in commercial buildings as well as inspire others to embrace high performance buildings.  After all, buildings consume more than 40

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[12 Nov 2009 | No Comment | 638 views]
The Scoop from Greenbuild 2009: #2

Continuing on from yesterday’s session on European experience.
We find that in Europe the time frame for building planning is longer, maybe even centuries. In the US we think in decades. Europe also has codes informed by their culture. Codes require every worker having access to views outside, not just…

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[11 Nov 2009 | No Comment | 1,126 views]
The Scoop from Greenbuild 2009: #1

Greetings from GreenBuild in a very warm Phoenix. It is truely an international crowd here. Yesterday was the World Green Building Congress with representatives from everywhere from United Arab Emirates to Germany, Australia, France, numerous Latin American countries and even the USA. I didn’t attend that event, but I’ve seen

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[14 Oct 2009 | One Comment | 4,314 views]
Measuring Building Performance

How do you approach the topic of building energy performance with your clients? It can be an elusive subject because it’s commonly addressed from two different perspectives: in relative terms, such as percent better than a building just built to code levels, or in absolute terms, as energy units (kWh…

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[7 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 23,296 views]
An Interview with Patrick Bellew

BetterBricks is a regular sponsor of Cascadia’s Transformational Lecture Series… (TLS) – an ongoing speaking circuit that invites some of the most accomplished figures in the world of green building to share their insights, wisdom and experience with those in the industry. In addition to funding the series, BetterBricks conducts

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[21 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 536 views]
Partnering Architects with Academics

Ten years ago, BetterBricks brought leading architecture firm  SRG Partnership together with the University of Oregon’s Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory… to design a high performance building using a research based approach.  The team’s single-project collaboration has now evolved into a lasting partnership that’s transformed the firm’s design leaders and