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[16 May 2012 | No Comment | 7,020 views]
What Makes it Green(er)? The 2012 What Makes it Green Award Winners were announced April 18th, at Seattle City Hall. Established over a decade ago, by the AIA Seattle Committee on the Environment (COTE), these awards recognize outstanding regional sustainable design, through a process designed to help other design professionals and interested parties to…

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[16 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 6,616 views]
The Future is Now – Two Buildings Certified as “Net Zero” Earlier this year, we covered the launch of the International Living Future Institute’s Net Zero Energy Certification.  The certification, which is the first program that provides third party certification of net zero energy performance, builds upon the Living Building Challenge framework made up imperatives focusing on performance criteria.  Read

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[12 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 10,829 views]
The AIA 2030 Commitment Series 3 of 3: An Interview with ZGF The following review of ZGF’s experience with the 2030 Commitment is the third part of our consideration of 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. Part 2 discussed NBBJ’s experience

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[27 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 9,110 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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[14 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 3,949 views]
One of the Best Performing Buildings in the Northwest This post originally appeared in New Buildings Institute’s ZNE Newsletter.
Rice Fergus Miller Zero-Energy Capable Building | Bremerton, WA With an Energy Use Intensity (EUI) in the low 20’s, the Rice Fergus Miller Office and Studio is one of the best performing buildings in the Northwest. Certified as LEED Platinum,…

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[18 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 5,546 views]
Net Zero Energy Certification Launched The International Living Future Institute, responding to market demand, has launched the Net Zero Energy Building Certification, the first program that provides third party certification of net zero energy performance. Building upon the success of the Institute’s Living Building Challenge (“LBC”) the new initiative is designed to address…

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[16 May 2011 | No Comment | 5,372 views]
What’s in Your Net Zero Energy Design Toolkit? Analytical software? Diagnostic tools? Have you started putting a toolkit together? Do you know where you’d begin? A team of University of Oregon undergraduate architecture students, members of the UO student ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) chapter, will soon be able to provide some advice.…

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[8 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 4,428 views]
Net-Zero Energy Building Roundtable Are you hankering to design an ambitious Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB), but you just can’t overcome your assessment of the potential risk? Ever wanted the designers and project managers who have been there before you to whisper lessons learned into your ear? Well, here’s your chance to hear from some…

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[18 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 2,487 views]
Performance-Based Design Authored by “The Dream Team” at The Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction The Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction strives to be the first of its kind: an urban mid-rise Living BuildingTM.  The vision of the Bullitt Foundation and its director, Denis Hayes, is…