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Seminar on Sustainability for Multifamily Housing

The American Institute of Architects is sponsoring a seminar on October 16 from 3-5PM: “Beyond the Points Part 1: Current Sustainability Approaches to Multifamily Housing.” The discussion will begin with a practitioner’s perspective of the nuts and bolts, goals, and effectiveness of Built Green 4-Star and LEED H Midrise. Then… [ Keep reading ]

Student “Shrinking Bigfoot” Contest

Help others save energy and reduce their carbon footprints! Draw a poster of your idea for how to save energy and enter it into Seattle City Light’s Calendar Contest. The contest is open to students in grades 3-6. The entry deadline is Oct. 12. The 12 winning energy-saving tips will… [ Keep reading ]

Climate change brown bag–October 12

Systems change specialist Bob Doppelt discusses his new book “FROM ME TO WE: The Five Transformational Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet, Your Organization and Your Life” on Friday, October 12, 12:00-1:30 pm in the Boards and Commissions Room 1280 at Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave., Seattle. Doppelt integrates… [ Keep reading ]

SITES Opens Public Comment Period Today

Today the Sustainable Sites Initiative opened the final public review of the SITES Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks. This new site and landscape certification system, modeled on and collaborative with LEED, will go live in 2013. Your comments are welcome. The initiative group would like to ensure the proposed set of… [ Keep reading ]

Sustainable Ballard Festival is September 30

The 9th annual Sustainable Ballard Festival is Sunday, September 30, at Ballard Commons Park. It’s a daylong celebration of community and everything “green,” sustainable, wholesome and fun. This year the festival highlights green building and transportation choices. Festival goers will be able to learn about money-saving solar installations, rain gardens and cisterns; test-drive electric… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Center Celebrates the Innovation Economy

Just as the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair focused on innovation and the future, the Seattle Center’s 50th anniversary celebration devotes the month of September to Commerce and the Innovation Economy. Highlights include the Women in Innovation Summit 2012 on September 22, cultural exchange tours and a career discovery day. Find out more… [ Keep reading ]

Energy Benchmarking & Reporting Update

A new proposal extends the reporting deadline for non-residential & multifamily buildings 20,000 to 49,999 SF to April 1, 2013 and makes reporting voluntary for buildings less than 20,000 SF. Multifamily buildings 50,000 SF or greater are still due on October 1, 2012. Learn more on our website.