Photo by Lara Swimmer
The Miller Hull Partnership earned a Living Building Challenge “petal” certification for the renovation of its 14,000-square-foot studio in Pioneer Square last year.
2 state bills would reward owners who green up their buildings
Existing buildings hold untapped potential for energy efficiency improvements. The bills would introduce new performance incentives.
By MICHAEL FRANK
How 'negawatts' help the building industry fight climate change
Buildings are the biggest single contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Curbing emissions will require constructing more efficient buildings and relying on renewable energy.
By ZACK SEMKE
Next frontier for sustainability?
The people inside all those green buildings
Healthy indoor spaces improve productivity and can offer a great return on investment.
By CHRIS HELLSTERN
The Miller Hull Partnership
4 strategies to make office workers
healthier and more productive
Designers are creating more sustainable workspaces by promoting nature, biorhythmic lighting, healthy materials and physical activity.
By ED CLARK
‘Biophilic’ design bonds children with nature
A Seattle Schools project shows how natural elements like living walls and rain gardens can be integrated into school spaces.
By LAURA KAZMIERCZAK
Eco-friendly transfer station
adds playground to be a good neighbor
Seattle’s new North Transfer Station goes to great lengths to reduce noise, odors and visual impacts.
By PJ BAUSER
Georgia Tech wants a Living Building,
but can designers beat the heat?
Atlanta’s hot and humid climate requires turning to cooling strategies different from green buildings in Seattle.
By MARC BRUNE and DAVID MEAD
PAE Consulting Engineers
Sweat the details to make building green pay off
Teams that do their homework early in the project can make better choices and deliver more bang for the buck.
By DEREK JOHNSON
Walsh Construction Co.
12 Bel-Red townhouses help restore a trashed site
The project is taking shape on a property where trash, debris and invasive plants degraded a streamside corridor.
By EUGENE GERSHMAN and RYAN GRAMS
GIS International Group
2017 Building Green team
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Section design: Jeffrey Miller
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