Seattle has been leading the way in green building since Tom Paladino and others helped create the first Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and training programs in the late 1990s. In downtown Seattle today, nearly 32 percent of the commercial properties are LEED certified and 44 percent are Energy Star rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S. Green Building Council estimates that by 2015, 58 percent of America’s nonresidential building starts will be “green” and the market will be worth more than $200 billion. Read full article by Martin Westerman.
Octopus’s Garden. MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions is working on a $1 million project to improve life-support systems for residents of the Seattle Aquarium.

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