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[21 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 6,246 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 ….
NBBJ is one of the

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[27 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 7,052 views]
Hennebery Eddy Architects – Firm Profile

Hennebery Eddy Architects are on a roll. This past fall, their net zero energy PCC Newberg Academic Center won the 2011 Portland AIA Sustainable Design Award. A year before, the firm’s Willamette University Ford Hall project won a 2010 Portland 2030 Challenge Design Award…, As Built category and

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[12 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 5,334 views]
CAES Study

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), a public-private partnership of Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho, located in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is tasked with delivery of “innovative, cost-effective, credible energy research leading to sustainable technology-based economic environment”. A new case study by NEEA’s BetterBricks…

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[9 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 1,588 views]
Atlas Shrugged:  The Burden of Energy Performance

As an architect or engineer striving to increase building energy performance, do you often feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? The combined load of client expectations, the 2030 Commitment…, energy models addressing multiple baselines, and LEED documentation, must all be optimized within budget constraints as you

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[20 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 1,510 views]
An Interview with Ulf Meyer, Ingenhoven

Ulf Meyer is an accomplished architectural critic and author who has been published in major newspapers and architectural magazines both in Germany and abroad. He is the editor of ARCH+ journal and serves as the German correspondent for World Architecture. NEEA’s BetterBricks… caught up with Ulf during a visit to

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[20 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 3,689 views]
OHSU’s Center for Health & Healing Building Wins Toby Award

Oregon Health and Sciences University is once again taking center stage for its super efficient Center for Health & Healing building in Portland’s South Waterfront district.  The Building Owners and Managers Association International recently honored the building with its Outstanding Building of Year award….  The Center for Health and

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[8 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 807 views]
NW Integrated Design Projects

The aim of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Built Environment Team (BET)  is to transform the built environment into a sustainable and regenerative global ecology.  With an emphasis on achieving energy efficiency through integrated design, the BET has contributed to numerous high-performance projects throughout the world.  Two of the projects they’ve worked…

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[4 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,972 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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[24 May 2010 | One Comment | 10,191 views]
Spoiling Students with Natural Light & Fresh Air

Students in one Portland, Oregon middle school just earned some serious bragging rights among their peers.  The Evans – Harvard High Performance Classroom at the da Vinici Arts Middle School… was recently awarded LEED platinum certification – the first K-12 public school building to achieve this level of certification. The

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[13 May 2010 | No Comment | 3,700 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