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[21 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 6,240 views]
The AIA 2030 Commitment Series 2 of 3: An Interview with NBBJ

Our coverage of NBBJ’s experience with the 2030 Commitment is the second part of our mini-series about the 2030 Commitment and its impact upon Pacific Northwest architecture firms. Part 1, summarizing national results and the experience of Mithun Architects can be read here ….
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[26 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 1,095 views]
What Makes It Green Exhibit – Coming to a Town Near You

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Among the many criteria you might select to benchmark your projects, one of the most helpful is an assessment of the qualities of award winning projects. To help you keep your eye on the prize, a new pocket-sized publication, available from NEEA’s BetterBricks, …and a touring exhibition traversing

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[4 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,970 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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[18 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,641 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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[15 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 3,472 views]
Intelligent Skin: Green Innovations from Northern Europe

For energy-minded architects and designers, a building’s façade has consistently been a  critical and complex topic.  It has the potential to capture, filter and integrate natural ventilation, daylight, manage solar heat and provide visual and physical connections between indoor and outdoor environments.  One of the challenges is to create a…