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  • Quadrant Homes Recognized With 2009 Energy Star Leadership-in-Housing Award

    Quadrant Homes has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2009 ENERGY STAR® Leadership-in-Housing Award.

  • Natural Ventilation and Daylighting Express a Design Firm's Eco Focus

    The Terry Thomas provides a window into the soul of Seattle-based design firm, Weber Thompson, a firm that practices what it preaches about sustainability.

  • Initiative Focuses on Zero-energy Buildings

    The newly formed Commercial Buildings Initiative plans to achieve broad acceptance and deployment of zero-energy buildings.

  • Alliance Reaches Out

    Jeffrey Harris, vice president for programs for the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance to Save Energy, discusses the organization's purpose and goals.

  • Geoexchange Systems Increase Comfort

    In an age of rising energy costs, geothermal-based heating-and-cooling systems could provide a practical solution.

  • Federal Building Features Air System

    Used for years in European buildings, chilled beams are anintegrated water-source heating-and-cooling system mountednear or within the ceiling, wherein the beams act as the airdelivery device and temperature control system.

  • Schools Are Going Green

    DOZENS OF ARCHITECTS, PTA PRESIDENTS, school board members, school superintendents and others from across the country are pioneering an effort to provide green schools for every child within a generation.

  • Looking to a Green Future

    What can we expect for the green-building movement and our planet?

  • Passive Cooling Reflects a Firm's Green Commitment

    2008 Evergreen Awards Third Place Winner. Many companies look to reduce their energy footprint by scaling back their use of air conditioning, but the staff of Seattle architecture firm Weber Thompson has taken it a step further.

  • Assessing Life-Cycle Assessment

    Apply balanced judgment when using LCA.