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[5 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 119,646 views]
New Online Resource Features Insights from NW Leaders on Integrated Design To help round out your integrated design toolbox, NEEA’s BetterBricks – in collaboration with the University of Oregon’s Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory – developed a new interactive resource:  http://designsynthesis.betterbricks.com. This video-driven website describes the four major elements of integrated design, articulates important differences between the design process and…

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[5 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 2,698 views]
Performance Modeling & Energy Engineering: A New Guide for Designers How does the scope of energy modeling change to better support the integrated design process? This is a question that leading designers and NEEA’s BetterBricks have been grappling to answer. We have been promoting an integrated design approach that emphasizes the synthesis of energy efficient solutions from opportunities related to…

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[3 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 2,161 views]
Do You or a Colleague Deserve an Award for Your Sustainability Efforts? BetterBricks Awards Calls for Nominations. Each year, a handful of standout individuals throughout the Northwest are honored with a BetterBricks Award for their commitment to high performance buildings and contributions to a sustainable built environment.  These awards honor the people behind some of the best commercial building projects throughout the…