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Smart and Sustainable

Posted July 31st, 2014 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

Microsoft recently featured our project at the Washington Athletic Club as their cover story to showcase our Energy Conservation Measures and the ICONICS visualization dashboard. Key to the project’s success has been WAC’s partnership with MacDonald-Miller. “They were fundamental to the success of this project,” says Lowber. “They did all of the work and we […]

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TAB Analysis Critical for Building Efficiency

Posted June 12th, 2014 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

  Testing & Balancing Can Make Buildings Run Like a Well-Tuned Car By Cherie Preville June 2, 2014 Far too often, buildings intended to deliver the highest levels of energy efficiency, sustainability, and comfort are failing to live up to their potential. Testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) contractors diagnose these performance shortfalls, making sure a […]

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MacDonald-Miller Receives AWB 2014 Environmental Excellence Award

Posted May 19th, 2014 / Industry News

MacDonald-Miller Continues to be Recognized as an Innovator in Building Efficiency Last week at the 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards, Association of Washington Business honored MacDonald-Miller as one of eight Washington businesses who are finding creative, green ways to do business and improve the environment. MacMiller received the award as an Environmental Innovator for their ongoing […]

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Governor Inslee’s Executive Order 14-04: Washington Carbon Pollution Reduction and Clean Energy Action

Posted May 12th, 2014 / Industry News

On April 29, 2014, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Executive Order 14-04 outlining a series of next steps to reduce carbon pollution in Washington state and improve energy independence through use of clean energy. The Executive Order builds upon earlier studies and work groups to take action in 7 key areas: Carbon emission – Gov. Inslee […]

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MacDonald-Miller Honored with Excellence in Workplace Safety Award

Posted April 18th, 2014 / Industry News

Four South Sound companies were recognized yesterday for superior safety programs, a key element of successful management of employers’ responsibility for workers’ compensation or work-loss liability during a forum on Essential Components of Workers Compensation sponsored by MultiCare Centers of Occupational Medicine. Honored in the Construction category were: MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions Foushee Construction Recognized in Logistics, Warehousing, […]

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Project Highlight: Polyclinic Nordstrom Tower

Posted February 28th, 2014 / Where's MacMiller today?

  Heat Recovery Pump Skid Healthcare Project: Polyclinic Nordstrom Tower Design-Build  16,000 SF The penthouse floor of this medical office building was demoed and a new Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) with four Class C operating rooms with support area was just completed in February of 2014.  The ASC includes a completely new self-contained mechanical infrastructure, […]

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Innovation in Building Energy Efficiency Puts Seattle in National Leadership Spotlight

Posted February 18th, 2014 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

For immediate release      Making a big commercial building more energy efficient often happens in dribs and drabs.  One year it may be a few lighting fixtures get replaced, the next year it may be more efficient office equipment.  For Seattleites, the process is pretty routine.  Building owners work with an energy service company to install […]

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Jay Inslee promotes Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy

Posted October 30th, 2013 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

Oct. 30, 2013 On Monday afternoon, according to a press release from Washington state Governor Jay Inslee, he met with the other leaders in San Francisco to sign the pact. California Governor Jerry Brown sponsored the meeting that also included Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and British Columbia’s Premier Christy Clark (via teleconference), while BC Environment […]

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The road to greener commercial buildings isn’t easy

Posted August 21st, 2013 / Industry News

Seattle has been leading the way in green building since Tom Paladino and others helped create the first Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and training programs in the late 1990s. In downtown Seattle today, nearly 32 percent of the commercial properties are LEED certified and 44 percent are Energy Star rated […]

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MacDonald-Miller Named Honeywell ACI Elite Contractor

Posted June 21st, 2013 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News, Kudos!

MacDonald-Miller Attains Highest Status as a Honeywell ACI Elite Contractor Reaching the peak isn’t easy.  Only 12 companies were able to meet the high standards required to achieve 2013 ACI Elite Contractor status. MacDonald-Miller earned this designation through a display of advanced technical skills, maintaining a certified staff with unmatched expertise, attending ongoing training to stay […]

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