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  • Taking the Lead In Government Relationships

    Lucia Athens, former manager of the City of Seattle Green Building Program, explains how architects and designers can foster relationships with their local governments to promote sustainable building.

  • 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...