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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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Swedish Medical Center Signs 20-Year Agreement with Seattle Steam

Posted May 8th, 2013 / Industry News

Signing reflects continued customer commitment and growth Yesterday Swedish signed an agreement to continue district heating service from Seattle Steam through the year 2033. Swedish, which uses our high-pressure steam for heating, hot water and sterilization of medical equipment, has been a Seattle Steam customer for 49 years. The agreement comes after Swedish thoroughly analyzed ...

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A Day in the Life – Honeywell

Posted April 23rd, 2013 / Energy Efficiency, Where's MacMiller today?

We’re looking forward to a great time at WSSHE’s Semi-Annual Conference “Code Gray: Enhancing Security in Health Care Facilities” conference in Chelan! We’d like to invite you to stop by our booth on Thursday the 25th. We’ll be showcasing Honeywell card access systems and CCTV. These services can be fully controlled through the Honeywell WEBs ...

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BIM Adoption Rates Soar to 71 Percent in 2012

Posted April 2nd, 2013 / Industry News

New McGraw-Hill Construction report shows 52 percent of high-level BIM users report better profits by SPAR Point Group staff | March 20, 2013 Building Information Modeling (BIM), a novel approach to design and construction pioneered by early adopters, has gone mainstream for the North American construction industry with adoption expanding from 17 percent in 2007 ...

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WA Climate Action Bill Passes State Legislature

Posted March 26th, 2013 / Industry News

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Governor Inslee’s Climate Action bill (SB 5802) passed the State House today on a bipartisan 61 to 32 vote. The bill previously passed the State Senate (37 to 12) and now heads to Governor Inslee’s desk for signature. SB 5802 is sponsored by Senator Kevin Ranker. “The Governor’s climate action bill keeps ...

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Seattle’s Large Buildings Reporting Energy Use

Posted February 25th, 2013 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

87% of Seattle’s Large Buildings Now Tracking & Reporting Energy Use to City Data will help City and owners cut energy waste and reduce costs SEATTLE – The vast majority of large building owners and managers in Seattle are now tracking and reporting building energy performance to the City under Seattle’s Energy Benchmarking and Reporting ...

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