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  • Vice President Biden Kicks Off New Energy Efficiency Effort

    Austin, Philadelphia, and Seattle are among 25 communities that will receive funding from the $425 million Recovery Act to be used for energy efficiency retrofits for commercial buildings and houses.

  • Work in Progress

    At Seattle's Pier 56, Mithun set about instilling a sense of place while creating a sustainable future. Ten years after move-in day, the office continues to act as a living laboratory.

  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance House

    Einstein A/U Architects and Walsh Construction create a sustainable home away from home for oncology patients and their caregivers.

  • Multifamily Executive Awards: Green Merit Award Winners

    Low-income apartments in Portland, Ore., and co-housing-inspired Seattle cottages net honorable mentions in magazine’s annual contest.

  • Case Study: High Style Meets Energy Efficiency in Denver Duplex

    A tight building envelope, water-smart features, and solar power hightlight the contemporary Wash Park Green.

  • Nationals Park / Washington, D.C.

    Built on a brownfield site, the Nationals Park is the first Major League Baseball stadium to receive LEED Silver certification from the Washington-based U.S. Green Building Council.

  • Center for Urban Ecology/ Washington, D.C.

    About 52 percent of Washington is covered with impervious surfaces, such as streets, buildings and parking lots, which helped to inspire the Center for Urban Ecology to install a 7,000-square-foot (650-m2) extensive vegetated roof atop its headquarters.

  • Mayors Promote Green Schools

    Mayor Manny Diaz (D), Miami, and Mayor Greg Nickels (D), Seattle, have formed the Mayors’ Alliance for Green Schools, a coalition of mayors seeking to strategically harness the leadership and creativity of mayors across the country to promote the benefits of green schools in their communities.

  • Smart Daylighting Strategies Keep Homes Bright and Energy Efficient

    Basement living spaces need all the sunlight they can get. So when Washington design/build contractor Chris Landis' clients asked for an outdoor deck that wouldn't block light into the window wells of their downstairs family room, he came up with a novel solution: a deck with a translucent floor...

  • Sustainable Flooring Specification Requires a Systemic Approach

    An efficient and effective green-flooring specification system allows you to factor in aesthetic, practical and environmental considerations.