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[4 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 2,326 views]
What Makes It Green: Winners Revealed

WMIG_webgraphic_0The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s BetterBricks initiative congratulates the Seattle AIA 2010 What Makes It Green Award winners and the Seattle AIA and Seattle COTE for an outstanding program and process. The program culminated in the 11th annual awards event …

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[14 May 2010 | One Comment | 17,324 views]
Targeting 100!  How New Hospitals Can Use 60% Less Energy

Targeting 100!

A groundbreaking new research effort reveals how hospitals, which account for four percent of all energy consumed in the U.S., can achieve a 60 percent reduction in energy utility use by redesigning the way they use energy. A newly constructed, …

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[13 May 2010 | No Comment | 5,118 views]
Leading European Architect Addresses Portland-area Building Professionals and Students

David CookAnother 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 …

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[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 781 views]
Icebergs and Buildings

iceberg2A recent DesignIntelligence blog post has an interesting posting relating icebergs to buildings. This is particularly apropos to energy efficiency in buildings. DesignIntelligence is the Design Futures Council’s bi-monthly report.

“Like buildings, icebergs come in all shapes and sizes. They …

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[9 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 5,734 views]
Integrated Facades in the Northwest – 3 Events Not to Miss

The building envelope is an essential component and area of opportunity in the design, engineering and operation of ultra-low energy buildings.  Rather than serving as a static enclosure, it has the potential to redirect and filter daylight, provide natural ventilation, …

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[8 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | 4,418 views]
Puget Sound BetterBricks Awards Honor 11 Green Building Professionals

2010 Puget Sound BetterBricks Winners

The fifth annual Puget Sound BetterBricks Awards wrapped up a few weeks and ushered in a new batch green building overachievers.  The aim of these Awards are to both recognize energy efficiency achievements in commercial buildings as well as inspire …

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[18 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,135 views]
Standard 189.1 for the Design of High-Performance Buildings Adopted

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Three years of hard work, characterized by widespread building industry collaboration, has resulted in the first comprehensive U.S. commercial green building standard accredited by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and intended for adoption into local codes. The Standard may …

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[21 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 749 views]
Partnering Architects with Academics

8. SRG lab symposium resizeTen 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 …