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YMCA of Greater Seattle to Dramatically Reduce Energy Use

Posted June 14th, 2012 / Energy Efficiency, Industry News

$4.7 Million Savings Over the Next 20 Years Seattle, May 2012 The YMCA of Greater Seattle has announced a plan to reduce its energy usage by 15% at six of its facilities, all of which are located within King County. By implementing effective energy efficiency improvements, the Y will see a reduction in CO2 emissions ...

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HonestBuildings.com expands into Seattle

Posted June 7th, 2012 / Industry News

June 7, 2012 HonestBuildings.com expands into Seattle The site is part Wikipedia, part social network. By JOURNAL STAFF A website that compiles information about buildings and projects is expanding today to include Seattle properties. HonestBuildings.com provides details such as photos, square footage, building ownership and management, renovations, LEED certification and Energy Star ratings. The free ...

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Beyond the green dream’ class June 12

Posted June 5th, 2012 / Industry News, Where's MacMiller today?

June 5, 2012 Beyond the green dream’ class June 12 SEATTLE — “Beyond the Green Dream: Facing the Reality of Green Building Compliance” is the topic of a full-day class. The Mountaineers June 12 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 7700 Sand Point Way N.E. in Seattle. Topics will include how to make sure ...

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Market rehab almost done, almost invisible

Posted April 27th, 2012 / Industry News, Kudos!

April 27, 2012 Market rehab almost done, almost invisible By JON SILVER Journal Staff Reporter   Photo by Jon Silver [enlarge] A giant squid sculpture hangs in the Economy Market Building, which received structural improvements and a new public elevator, at left. Work is nearly finished on a three-year, $68.6 million renovation of Pike Place ...

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April Energy-related Updates

Posted April 11th, 2012 / Industry News, Kudos!

April 10, 2012 LEED platinum for Russell Center By JOURNAL STAFF SEATTLE — Russell Investments Center was certified LEED platinum, according to the manager of the 42-story tower. The building, which is on the market and expected to sell for a high price, has gone through upgrades since it changed hands three years ago. The ...

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Commissioning of Existing Buildings Yields Big Savings – Case Study – The Westin Bellevue

Posted April 5th, 2012 / Industry News, Kudos!

The Project The Westin Bellevue boasts over 300 up-scale hotel guest rooms, as well as 175,000 sq ft of public space that includes a large lobby, two spacious ballrooms/conference rooms, hotel offices, and guest-room corridors stretching throughout 19 floors. Like many hotels, Westin was urged-by its Starwood Hotels and Resorts management, and by its tenants-to ...

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EPA Announces U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Star Certified Buildings

Posted March 26th, 2012 / Industry News

Third annual list shows dramatic growth, savings of energy efficient buildings Release Date: 03/14/2011 Contact Information: Stacy Kika, kika.stacy@epa.gov, 202-564-0906, 202-564-4355 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the greatest number of energy-efficient buildings that earned EPA’s Energy Star certification in 2010. The list of ...

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EPA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Energy Star/ Americans saved nearly $230 billion in two decades

Posted March 20th, 2012 / Industry News

Release Date: 03/15/2012 Contact Information: Molly Hooven, Hooven.molly@epa.gov, 202-564-2313, 202-564-4355 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is kicking off the celebration of Energy Star’s 20th anniversary by recognizing the 2012 Energy Star award winners for their outstanding leadership and commitment to protecting America’s environment through superior energy efficiency. Over the past 20 years, ...

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NAWIC observes Women in Construction Week March 4-10

Posted March 2nd, 2012 / Industry News

Seattle, Washington — The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 4-10, 2012. NAWIC’s mission is to enhance the success of women in the construction industry.  “The National Association of Women in Construction is committed to enhancing the success of all women in construction – not just those who ...

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NEEC Finishing 2 Year Workforce Development Grant Effort

Posted February 22nd, 2012 / Industry News

NEEC Finishing 2 Year Workforce Development Grant Effort January 31, 2012 In the first quarter of 2012, NEEC will be completing efforts to train and place individuals for jobs in the energy efficiency industry. This effort, a collaboration with the Seattle – King County Workforce Development Council, was funded through a competitive grant process by the ...

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