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Database Aims to Remove Code Barriers to Sustainability
Aug 10, 2016
Engineering News-Record
“Green building innovators are driving forward new designs, materials and technologies,” says Chris van Daalen, principal investigator for the fledgling database, launched in 2014 by the nonprofit Northwest EcoBuilding Guild. “Too often they face regulatory disconnects that prevent their best ideas from being adopted more broadly,” he adds. “This database is for others who may want to follow in [the innovators’] footsteps.”
Renters need to be part of energy-saving conversation
Feb 16, 2014
The Olympian
About 85 energy experts, landlords, renters, government officials and other concerned citizens gathered at the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services office Thursday afternoon to explore some market-based incentives that would entice landlords to make energy investments in their rental properties. Key sponsors of the symposium were the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and Thurston Energy.
Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Brings Workshops, Symposiums, And Annual Green Tour To Thurston County
Apr 11, 2012
Everyone knows that going green is on the rise. It has been, slowly but surely, for many years. But one industry that’s taken a bit longer to catch up to greening up is the building industry. Now even that’s changing. And with the help of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, those changes are happening faster and building green is moving much more quickly into the mainstream.
Tapping into the Sun’s Energy
Sep 23, 2011
The Bellingham Herald
Stone Hedge House largest of 19 projects that can be viewed Oct 1st 2011 as part of the South Sound Solar Tour
Seattle cabinetmaker emphasizes using the right materials to protect the “indoor ecosystem.”
Sep 02, 2011
Northwest EcoBuilding Guild member Bob Margulis speaks directly about what’s green and what isn’t. Margulis, owner of Ravenworks LLC in Seattle makes a variety of cabinets, custom furniture, entertainment centers and wine cellars.
Local chapter of EcoBuilding Guild brings together sustainable pros
Jul 29, 2011
Down to Earth NW News
Group plans fall events to celebrate sustainable community
‘Food Corridor’ Brings Urban Neighbors Together
Jul 10, 2011
The Olympian
Take a stroll on the Ninth Avenue sidewalk behind and across the street from the Olympia Timberland Regional Library between Adams and Franklin streets. The first thing that stands out is a converted gum ball machine filled with chicken feed. Put in your 25 cents and you receive a handful of grain to feed the chickens that live in the Fertile Guild Commons, a demonstration site for sustainable living in the heart of Olympia.
Bastyr University's Student Village to be Featured in Green Building Tour
Apr 12, 2011
Hundreds expected to visit the University's student housing this weekend
Getting More Aggressive About Passivhaus
Oct 27, 2010
Sustainable Industries
You might have been hearing lately about “passive houses,” a term that conjures up the question “how could an inanimate object like a house be other than passive.” After all, a house just sits there doesn’t it?
A Kitchen That Works wins Favorite Spaces Contest
Oct 01, 2010
Seattle Homes & Lifestyle
Molly McCabe, of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild's Kitsap Chapter, was selected as Seattle Homes & Lifestyle’s Favorite Spaces Contest winner for her sustainable kitchen. You can see her and the other winners in the October Issue of SH&L.
Northwest EcoBuilding Guild approves chapter for Kitsap County
Sep 02, 2010
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
The Regional Board of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild has approved the formation of the new Kitsap Chapter of the guild. The guild is a not-for-profit organization, with the mission of educating homeowners, property managers, builders, developers, designers and architects, on a wide variety of sustainable design and build subjects.
Taking the LEED in housing
Apr 12, 2010
The Olympian
OLYMPIA - The green-building movement in South Sound is sharing some of its successes this weekend by hosting its first South Sound Green Tour. The tour, sponsored by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, is designed to showcase the work of area architects, contractors, builders and artists who have embraced sustainable building practices.
GPW: Private Seattle Green Roof Garage
Apr 11, 2010
The Pacific Northwest in general is known for eco-friendly, sustainable building policies, high-performance green architecture, and local innovative building designs. But the Seattle area also distinguishes itself in that it has an unusually high number of residential greenroof applications, and Northwest EcoBuilding Guild member Rob Harrison's own green roof project is just one of them.
Passive Aggressive: “Passive” Home Construction Comes to Seattle
Mar 23, 2010
Seattle’s getting more aggressive about “passive” home construction. The first-ever passive house in the state is under construction right now in Rainier Valley. There, on a lot sandwiched between a Safeway and his own house, Dan Whitmore is applying “passive” principles to a 2,500-square foot home.
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