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[4 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,966 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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[14 May 2010 | One Comment | 14,493 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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[18 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,633 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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[9 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 557 views]

Welcome 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 high performance design, and many of those are right here in the Northwest. As a result, BetterBricks is constantly in the flow of information related to energy efficiency in buildings. We also produce a lot of our own. We’d like to share some of that. Rethink Energy and Design is here to provide building professionals a platform to connect, collaborate and otherwise participate in the dialogue around energy and our built environment.