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Find Out How to Become a Certified Building Operator at Free Webcast on February 7

Have you thought about Building Operator Certification? BOC graduates can save their organizations over $20,000 in annual utility expenses through energy conservation. Find out about the BOC program at a FREE informational webcast on Thursday, February 7, from 8:30-9:30 am (Pacific time). You can participate from your own desk. All you… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle, King County Selected as Pilot STAR Communities

The work of the City of Seattle and King County to make their operations more sustainable and help residents reduce their environmental impact has caught the attention of STAR Community Rating System. Both Seattle and King County have been invited to participate in the STAR Community Pilot Program. The program… [ Keep reading ]

Constraints of the Built Environment: Green Roofs and Living Walls

Are you a landscape architect or other design professional working with teams designing green roofs and living walls? This workshop will provide information to help you understand this complex and evolving design environment. The workshop will be held on December 12 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the Center for Urban Horticulture in… [ Keep reading ]

Find Out How Our Children Inherit Our Life History

Our  children’s and grandchildren’s health is affected by our exposure to what we eat, our lifestyles, and our exposure to introduced chemicals in our environment. Find out more about new research in epigenetics at “Beyond Nature vs. Nurture: Our past becomes our children’s future.” Sustainable Path Foundation presents the event on… [ Keep reading ]

Fall Masonry Symposium: Creating Legacy Structures

The American Institute of Architects Washington Council and the Masonry Institute of Washington present the fall masonry symposium on November 8 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Seattle. Attend the symposium to learn about how masonry, when designed into our built environment, supports a shared vision of a sustainable future. The… [ Keep reading ]

“Fresh Bucks” Program Extended Through Year-End

The City of Seattle continues to strengthen equal access to local and healthy foods with the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance (NFMA) Fresh Bucks pilot program. Now the program has been extended through December 31, 2012. Fresh Bucks stretches the value of purchases made with SNAP electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards… [ Keep reading ]

Come to a Housewarming Party

“There’s No Place Like Home,” also known as the Blue House, is coming to a neighborhood near you. The 13-foot-tall Victorian house, created by Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders, will roam the streets of Seattle on an alternative energy truck to deliver messages of energy conservation and sustainability. The first stop… [ Keep reading ]

Biomimicry Puget Sound to Launch Local Network

Join Biomimicry Puget Sound for the local network kick-off on November 1. The evening will feature three quick presentations, with dynamic networking fun between them. Biomimicry Snapshot Urban Greenprint Project Presentation Keynote Presentation— Biomimicry Applied to Design: Case Studies of International Biomimicry Projects, by Thomas Knittel, member of the Biomimicry… [ Keep reading ]

Major EPA Benchmarking Analysis Finds Average 7% Energy Savings

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a major analysis of energy benchmarking data in U.S. buildings. This is the largest analysis to date, examining over 35,000 buildings that from 2008-2011 consistently used the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager measurement tool. The buildings showed a 7 percent average savings in… [ Keep reading ]

Commercial Solar Workshop on October 18

Cascadia Green Building Council will host the first in a series of panel discussions on Commercial Solar and Distributed Power Generation on October 18 from  5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The event will be held on the 3rd Floor of the Rainier Square Atrium, 1333 5th Ave., Seattle.  With the… [ Keep reading ]