Photo by Rick Keating Photography
The 16,000-square-foot August Cellars building in Newberg, Ore., houses eight wineries. Roof water is guided through a large downspout into a pond for fish and wildlife. Boxwood of Seattle was the architect. Lumpkin, the general contractor, completed the project in 2005.
In this special issue on green building, we start with a look at ways owners can improve the energy performance of a building.
Next we look at a new building that has gone low-tech in order to keep cool. The Terry Avenue office building is Seattle’s first substantial modern office building without air conditioning in half a century.
Some projects go with a high-tech approach, using technology to enhance sustainability, as well as contribute to potential LEED certification.
For some owners looking to build green, the high up-front costs can be challenging. But will spending more now mean bigger saving later?
Guides and ideas for green development can be found everywhere, even on the snow-covered slopes.
This April, the Living Future 07 Conference will meet to discuss the challenges of green building, and look at the possibility of designing buildings that use no fossil fuels of any kind by 2030.
Green building is catching on, especially as more Americans look to energy efficiency and recycling. Builders are taking notice, choosing to certify their projects through the Built Green program.
Finally, we take a look at one office makeover that earned the state's only LEED-Commercial Interiors platinum rating.