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[4 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,963 views]
What Makes It Green: Winners Revealed

The 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 held in Seattle on June 2nd…. This came

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[19 May 2010 | One Comment | 2,881 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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[14 May 2010 | One Comment | 14,381 views]
Targeting 100!  How New Hospitals Can Use 60% Less Energy


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, code-compliant hospital in the Northwest following the process and employing strategies

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[13 May 2010 | No Comment | 3,686 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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[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 619 views]
Icebergs and Buildings

A 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 can be beautiful and also a little mysterious. On average,

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[18 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,627 views]
Standard 189.1 for the Design of High-Performance Buildings Adopted

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 also be used by utility programs and green building rating…

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[8 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 691 views]
IDL Directors Get Their Dues

The Integrated Design Lab directors who operate the  BetterBricks funded Integrated Design Lab Network are among the best and brightest in the high performance building community.  It’s no wonder then that two of these superstars made headlines with recent accolades and honors.
Charlie (G.Z.) Brown… was recently recognized with a

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[8 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 641 views]
A Conversation with Guy Battle


In certain circle in the design and engineering community, Guy Battle, of Battle McCarthy Consulting Engineers , is somewhat of a rock star.  His work specializes in the integrated design of low energy and environmentally responsive buildings.  A few of his most renowned projects include Jubilee campus at Nottingham University…