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[16 May 2012 | No Comment | 5,716 views]
What Makes it Green(er)?

The 2012 What Makes it Green Award Winners were announced April 18th, at Seattle City Hall. Established over a decade ago, by the AIA Seattle Committee on the Environment… (COTE), these awards recognize outstanding regional sustainable design, through a process designed to help other design professionals and interested parties to

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[16 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 5,748 views]
The Future is Now – Two Buildings Certified as “Net Zero”

Earlier this year, we covered the launch of the International Living Future Institute’s Net Zero Energy Certification.  The certification, which is the first program that provides third party certification of net zero energy performance, builds upon the Living Building Challenge framework made up imperatives focusing on performance criteria.  Read …

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[12 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 9,789 views]
The AIA 2030 Commitment Series 3 of 3: An Interview with ZGF

The following review of ZGF’s experience with the 2030 Commitment is the third part of our consideration of the 2030 Commitment and its impact upon Pacific Northwest architecture firms. Part 1, summarizing national results and the experience of Mithun Architects can be read here. Part 2 discussed NBBJ’s experience…

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[21 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 6,237 views]
The AIA 2030 Commitment Series 2 of 3: An Interview with NBBJ

Our coverage of NBBJ’s experience with the 2030 Commitment is the second part of our mini-series about the 2030 Commitment and its impact upon Pacific Northwest architecture firms. Part 1, summarizing national results and the experience of Mithun Architects can be read here ….
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[8 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 3,371 views]
The AIA 2030 Commitment: The Experience of Some Pacific Northwest Firms

This is the first installment of a three-part series focusing on the work of Northwest firms as it relates to the 2030 Commitment.
The AIA (American Institute of Architects) 2030 Commitment… program is a call to action for firms to voluntarily track and report on the performance of their designs

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[27 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 7,048 views]
Hennebery Eddy Architects – Firm Profile

Hennebery Eddy Architects are on a roll. This past fall, their net zero energy PCC Newberg Academic Center won the 2011 Portland AIA Sustainable Design Award. A year before, the firm’s Willamette University Ford Hall project won a 2010 Portland 2030 Challenge Design Award…, As Built category and

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[14 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 2,380 views]
One of the Best Performing Buildings in the Northwest

This post originally appeared in New Buildings Institute’s ZNE Newsletter.

Rice Fergus Miller Zero-Energy Capable Building | Bremerton, WA…
With an Energy Use Intensity (EUI) in the low 20′s, the Rice Fergus Miller Office and Studio is one of the best performing buildings in the Northwest. Certified as LEED Platinum, the existing building

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[7 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 1,647 views]
What Makes It Green?

How well do your projects stack up against the green competition? Are you sure? Have it confirmed by a jury of your peers, by entering the AIA Seattle Committee on the Environment What Makes It Green?… (“WMIG?”) 2012 awards program. Separate categories are open to projects completed as of December

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[5 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 3,893 views]
Pushing Energy Efficient Retro Fits Closer to the Tipping Point

Rocky Mountain Institute’s Michael Bendewald recently penned an article for TriplePundit.com about the $4 billion President Obama… committed to building retrofits.  In the article, Bendewald provides a number examples demonstrating how deep energy retrofits are bolstering the economy through job creation and inching closer to the tipping point for the mainstreaming

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[12 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 5,329 views]
CAES Study

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), a public-private partnership of Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho, located in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is tasked with delivery of “innovative, cost-effective, credible energy research leading to sustainable technology-based economic environment”. A new case study by NEEA’s BetterBricks…