DPD is proud to announce new green building permitting incentives to assist your next project. Interested in faster review times? Want a single point of contact for timely resolution of code issues? Priority Green has been expanded to meet your needs. To simplify, clarify and better direct you to the appropriate program, all green permitting incentives have been organized under the Priority Green name.
We humans are awakening to the reality that we are living beings and that life, by its nature, can exist only in community. The framework for a new economy is designed to bring humans into balance with Earth’s biosphere, equitably share the wealth of our common human heritage, and make democracy a living practice. It’s time to turn away from the economic system ruled by global corporations and financial markets and create a future in which economic power is rooted in people and communities of place.
Although many case studies of sustainable buildings have been produced, few are grounded in a true understanding of the field performance of their sustainable features. Acknowledging this, the City of Seattle commissioned a post occupancy performance evaluation of two of its key sustainable buildings in the downtown Civic Core – Seattle City Hall and the Seattle Justice Center.
The Emerald City is living up to its name, according to a new study which found that half of all new commercial structures here are designed with planted rooftops.
Check out the relaunch of City Green Building’s website, www.seattle.gov/dpd/greenbuilding. It’s got the same great information with a new, improved look and updated features.
Mayor Mike McGinn is pleased to announce Seattle Public Utilities Operations Control Center (SPU OCC) achieved the city of Seattle’s first LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold certified project. LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
DPD and Seattle Public Utilities will lead green roof walking tours on Friday, July 30, and Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Tours will run from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., and will visit four or five sites including the Seattle Justice Center and the 5th and Madison rooftop plaza. At each location, guest speakers will cover topics including green roof design and construction, maintenance, and functional benefits.
Motivated by the recently passed Seattle Energy Disclosure Ordinance, downtown property owners and managers are sharing utility data to create a Seattle 2030 District. Usually considered proprietary data, property owners are working together in order to develop a baseline of district-wide energy use and strive collectively to meet the 2030 Challenge. The Seattle 2030 District intends to go beyond just the data gathering and reporting required by the ordinance.
Seattle Public Utilities has successfully certified their Operations and Control Center facility as a LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) Gold project, the City of Seattle’s first LEED CI – Gold project. The project was an adaptive reuse of the facility to support the utility’s mission and fulfill strategic priorities for the next century.
DPD is proud to announce Peter Dobrovolny as a 2010 Cascadia Green Building Council Fellow. The Cascadia Fellowship is awarded annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the green building movement either regionally or nationally, and are recognized leaders within the greater green design community.