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MacDonald-Miller Sponsoring AIA Professional Series

Posted January 24th, 2013 / Industry News

Check out the AIA + 2030 Professional Series sponsored by MacDonald-Miller: It’s 2013!  Prepare for the New Energy Future AIA Seattle presents its fifth year of AIA + 2030 Professional Series™ February 8 – November 8 Seattle—The Pacific Northwest is a leader in fighting climate change on a variety of fronts and our design and […]

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Are you maximizing your real estate tax benefits?

Posted December 13th, 2012 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

December 13, 2012 Now is the time to maximize energy incentives and recent IRS changes to the tangible property regulations. By JASON THOMPSON Moss Adams LLP Many building owners already understand the significant benefits associated with performing a cost segregation study, but they may not be aware of the other benefits available to them. Before […]

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Remodeling cuts energy use 50%

Posted December 11th, 2012 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

December 11, 2012 Remodeling cuts energy use 50% at NWKC’s 700 Broadway building By JOURNAL STAFF Photo courtesy of Northwest Kidney Centers[enlarge] Northwest Kidney Centers has opened Haviland Pavilion, a kidney resource center in a refurbished building at 700 Broadway in Seattle. The $8 million project includes an expanded pharmacy, an updated 15-station dialysis clinic, […]

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Don’t overlook tax breaks for green building systems

Posted December 6th, 2012 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

December 6, 2012 By CHUCK DUNCAN Special to the Journal If you own commercial buildings or design public use structures that were put into service on or after Jan. 1, 2006, and you built them using energy efficient systems there is a very good chance the government is holding on to a pile of your […]

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Program to recycle mercury lightbulbs

Posted November 27th, 2012 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News, Safety Matters

November 27, 2012 OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington consumers soon will be able to recycle compact fluorescent bulbs and other lights that containing mercury at no cost. A state law passed in 2010 called for a program to collect, transport and recycle residential lights containing mercury starting Jan. 1. That law will also make it illegal […]

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City Light issues RFP for energy program

Posted November 27th, 2012 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

November 27, 2012 City Light issues RFP for energy program By JOURNAL STAFF Seattle City Light has issued a request for proposals from building owners who want to participate in a three-year pilot program that will pay them for the energy they save. City Light wants three commercial office buildings to test the Pay-for-Performance program. […]

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When greening your office space, don’t overlook the plugs!

Posted November 7th, 2012 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

Posted on November 6, 2012 The following post is by the New Buildings Institute: To help commercial building owners and occupants get control of the growing amount of energy used by office equipment and other electronic devices, New Buildings Institute released the Plug Load Best Practices Guide. It is based on research done by Ecova […]

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Seattle Business Magazine’s Green Washington Awards

Posted October 29th, 2012 / Industry News, Kudos!

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions is a Presenting Sponsor of the Green Washington Awards this coming Thursday evening. Seattle Business magazine’s Green Washington Awards  program recognizes companies and individuals who hold our planet and  its longevity in the highest regard and who are leading the way in  sustainability and green business practices. The judges have convened, adjudicated […]

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City says most building managers are reporting energy benchmarks

Posted October 24th, 2012 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

October 24, 2012 By NAT LEVY Journal Staff Reporter The city says more than half of the eligible buildings have complied with its new energy benchmarking program, which requires all buildings greater than 20,000 square feet to report their energy usage online. Building managers must collect data such as the number of employees, type of […]

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Seattle promotes innovation in achieving energy efficiency

Posted October 19th, 2012 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

October 12, 3:40 PM Seattle promotes innovation in achieving energy efficiency http://mayormcginn.seattle.gov/seattle-promotes-innovation-in-achieving-energy-efficiency/ Today, Mayor McGinn announced an innovative approach to helping commercial electric utility customers achieve energy savings. The Mayor announced a three- year pilot project that will test an energy conservation concept known as “pay for performance.” Northwest Energy Efficiency Council Executive Director Stan […]

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