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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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Compass Health to Reduce Energy Use

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

$560,000 in Energy Savings Over the Next 20 Years Seattle, May 15, 2012 Compass Health to reduce its energy usage by 30 % for its Bailey Building in Everett, WA. By implementing effective energy efficiency improvements, Compass will see a reduction in CO2 emissions equaling 33% per year, which is equivalent to taking 37 cars […]

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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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