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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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[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 782 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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[8 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | 4,418 views]
Puget Sound BetterBricks Awards Honor 11 Green Building Professionals

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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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[14 Oct 2009 | One Comment | 4,743 views]
Measuring Building Performance

Measuring Building PerformanceHow 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 …

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[7 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 23,641 views]
An Interview with Patrick Bellew

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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 …

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[9 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 730 views]

John JenningsWelcome to Rethink Energy and Design. As manager of the BetterBricks Commercial Design initiative at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with some of the best minds in the world on sustainable …