The 2011 Built Green Conference & Festival will be held on September 14 at Pickering Barn in Issaquah, WA. The conference is seeking engaging speakers to share advanced technical knowledge, on-the-ground expertise and visionary wisdom on a wide-range of topics. If you have a new angle on any facet of the industry, and insight into trends and/or breakthroughs in design and technologies, and you know how to capture an audience, please submit an abstract and biography.
Would you throw away a $100 bill? Not likely. But many of us do just that every month when we pay our energy bill, because our homes aren’t as energy-efficient as they could be. For commercial building owners, the loss can be 10 to 100 times that amount, or even more.
The City of Seattle sent letters to more than 800 large commercial property owners and managers today informing them about a new citywide program designed to help owners and managers assess and improve building energy efficiency and spur the market for building energy retrofits.
new report prepared by Cascadia Green Building Council and City of Seattle identifies pathways for Net Zero Water projects and Living Buildings in the Puget Sound Region. Advanced green building projects are making the case for self-sufficient, closed loop water systems at the building and neighborhood scale. These net-zero water systems contribute to both the health of waterways and the resiliency of water supplies.
The Bullitt Foundation’s Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction will be the greenest, most energy efficient commercial building in the world. The Cascadia Center will firmly plant Seattle at the forefront of the green building movement.
The EcoBuilding Green Tours represent an incredible opportunity to educate the public about the many ways to improve the relationship between our communities and our built environment. The tours, occurring in the south sound and Seattle, celebrate the leadership and ingenuity of our local green builders, suppliers, and do-it-yourselfers. Learn how local builders are making green an affordable solution for everyone.
Peter Dobrovolny was recognized as a longtime champion of energy efficiency with his win of the BetterBricks Award in the category of Advocate. The BetterBricks Awards celebrate the champions of energy efficiency whose forward-thinking business practices set the industry standard for sustainability in commercial real estate. The sixth annual Puget Sound BetterBricks Awards honored a […]
EcoBuilding Green Homes Tours will be offered April 16 and April 17 at two convenient locations. Sites are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Priority Green EXPEDITED incentives set high but achievable thresholds for energy efficiency, water conservation and waste reduction. Priority Green projects demonstrate the ability to go beyond minimum code and typical construction practices.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential and commercial buildings consume 70 percent of all electricity produced in the U.S. and generate 40 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. Americans know exactly how much energy their cars are using, yet they know little about how much energy their buildings are using – or wasting. Seattle’s energy benchmarking and reporting program makes building energy use apparent to consumers and can unlock the vast potential for energy savings in Seattle’s building stock.