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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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ICC 2012 Guideline for Commissioning

Posted August 21st, 2012 / Industry News

The just-released ICC G4-2012 Guideline for Commissioning will help the building compliance and design communities successfully implement the building commissioning process as mandated in the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and International Energy Conservation Code. The ICC Commissioning Guideline Committee, comprised of global industry leaders and technical experts, developed this new comprehensive tool and ...

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Seattle Steam: FACELIFT FOR WESTERN AVENUE PLANT

Posted August 20th, 2012 / Industry News

New stack to replace 100-year-old performer If you happen to pass by Seattle Steam’s Western Avenue Plant over the next two weeks, you’ll see it’s undergoing a facelift of sorts: We’re taking down our 103-year-old black smokestack and replacing it with a new model. That’s not to say we didn’t appreciate the old stack’s service. ...

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Green Washington Awards 2012

Posted August 7th, 2012 / Industry News

Green Washington Awards 2012 Nominations Closed   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. 2012 Green Washington Awards – Event Details Date: Thursday, November 1 Location: Hyatt Olive ...

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Celebrate Washington’s Clean Energy Success!

Posted July 26th, 2012 / Industry News, Philanthropy

  Celebrate Washington’s Clean Energy Success! You’re Invited! Celebrate the success of Initiative 937 with the NW Energy Coalition  and former King County Executive Ron Sims. Tuesday, July 31, 5:30 p.m. South Lake Union Discovery Center Seattle, WA ( map)  A fundraising event to support the NW Energy Coalition. Suggested donation: $75  To register click ...

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WAC says energy program would be ‘foolish to pass up’

Posted July 23rd, 2012 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News, Kudos!

July 23, 2012 By MARC STILES Journal Staff Reporter The Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle expects to save about $222,000 a year on utility costs thanks to an innovative program called Community Power Works. It’s a pilot program and backers would like to see it expanded, but for now, time is running out: Commercial ...

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County wants developer for district energy system

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

July 13, 2012 County wants developer for district energy system By JOURNAL STAFF King County is looking for a developer interested in using thermal energy from wastewater pipes for heating, cooling and powering buildings. Such systems are called district energy and the county will hold an informational meeting about building one here at 8:30 a.m. ...

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What impact has the state’s clean energy initiative had?

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

June 19, 2012 What impact has the state’s clean energy initiative had? This is the first benchmark year for new rules requiring utilities to get 15 percent of their power from renewables, but the effect so far is tough to determine. By BILL SHEETS The Herald EVERETT — When an initiative was proposed six years ...

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