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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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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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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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