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You don’t need new windows to save energy and money

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

You don’t need new windows to save energy and money Posted on October 18, 2012 The following post is by Brad Kahn: It’s a question many owners of older homes have asked: Should I replace my single-pane windows or refurbish them? With a torrent of direct mail selling new windows, many people are led to […]

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November 2012 Membership Meeting: A Contractor’s M/W/DBE Toolkit

Posted October 16th, 2012 / Industry News, Where's MacMiller today?

When:        Monday, November 12, 2012 5:00 pm  – Arrival & Professional Networking 5:30 pm  – Welcome & Introductions 6:00 pm  – Guest Speakers 7:30 pm  – Adjournment Where:       Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties 335 116th Avenue SE Bellevue, WA  98004 Phone: (425) 451-7920 Cost: Admittance fee includes food and beverages. If you prefer a vegetarian meal, […]

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Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle & Sound Signature Event

Posted October 10th, 2012 / Industry News, Where's MacMiller today?

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions will be attending the Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle & Sound Signature Event. See and Be Seen SEE exciting and interesting showcase exhibits by CREW member firms. BE SEEN, showcase your firm’s products, services, and projects at a spacious tabletop exhibit. ENJOY wine and beer, along with delicious appetizers and desserts from […]

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SAF offers tour of Bullitt Center

Posted October 10th, 2012 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

October 10, 2012 SAF offers tour of Bullitt Center Seattle Architecture Foundation is offering a tour and talk about the Bullitt Center at 15th and Madison on Capitol Hill, starting at 5 p.m. Oct. 24. The Bullitt Foundation says the center is the world’s greenest commercial building. Panelists are Joe David of Point 32, Amanda […]

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KC Golden recognized for encouraging cities, businesses and utilities to tackle climate challenge

Posted September 19th, 2012 / Industry News, Philanthropy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Climate Solutions advocate and policy architect honored with prestigious Heinz Award Sep 12, 2012 PITTSBURGH, September 12, 2012 – Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation today announced KC Golden, an advocate for climate solutions, as a recipient of one of five prestigious Heinz Awards. During his nearly 30-year career, Mr. Golden […]

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CUTTING COMMERCIAL BUILDING ENERGY USE IN SEATTLE: A TRIPLE WIN

Posted September 19th, 2012 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News, Kudos!

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions September 17, 2012 CUTTING COMMERCIAL BUILDING ENERGY USE IN SEATTLE: A TRIPLE WIN Innovative tools to boost profits, growth and energy savings In 2011, MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions (MMFS) was invited to form a coalition with Seattle’s Community Power Works, the Seattle 2030 District, Emerald Cities Seattle, The Seattle Foundation, Energy Efficiency Finance […]

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Seattle Simplifies Compliance, Extends Deadline for Mid-Size Buildings to Report Energy Use

Posted September 18th, 2012 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

For immediate release: September 18, 2012 Contact: Nicole Ballinger, 206.233.7184 Seattle Simplifies Compliance, Extends Deadline for Mid-Size Buildings to Report Energy Use October 1 Deadline for Large Apartments and Condo Buildings Unchanged SEATTLE—The Seattle City Council passed legislation yesterday to revise the reporting requirements for buildings covered under the City’s pioneering Energy Benchmarking and Reporting […]

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Women wield the tools at Oregon construction site

Posted September 14th, 2012 / Industry News, Philanthropy

  AP Photo/Medford Mail Tribune, Julia Moore[enlarge] Barbara Guisier, left, and Bonnie Rott move pieces of siding. MEDFORD, Ore. — With beads of sweat dripping from her forehead, 62-year-old Bonnie Rott helped hold a 4-foot piece of siding against a wall of what will soon be a single-story home in southwest Medford. Vickie Augustine, 52, […]

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City Light seeks OK to raise rates

Posted September 12th, 2012 / Industry News

Electricity rates would increase 10 percent, on average, over the next two years under a proposal that goes to the Seattle City Council on Monday. By Bob Young Seattle Times staff reporter Graphic: City Light seeks OK to raise rates Click to see enlarged version. Electricity rates would rise 10 percent, on average, over the […]

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Success in the Large Commercial Sector

Posted September 4th, 2012 / Industry News

Emerald Cities Seattle is a public-private-nonprofit partnership comprised of civic, labor, community and business leaders in Seattle. http://www.emeraldcities.org/seattle Success in the Large Commercial Sector Our primary focus for the past 5 months has been to assist with the implementation of the pilot program for large commercial buildings together with the Community Power Works, the 2030 […]

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