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Kitsap County Administration Building: Port Orchard, WA

The terraced building steps down with the site's steep grade and incorporates earth sheltering, natural ventilation and daylighting. The thermal mass of the ...

Seattle City Hall: Seattle, WA

Environmental stewardship is a priority for Seattle. It was the first city to require all city buildings to achieve USGBC LEED® Silver rating or higher.

Golden Hill Office Center: Lakewood, CO

Golden Hill Office Center is a 1980s building that outperformed conventionally designed office buildings of the era with respect to energy use. Twenty-eight years later, Golden Hill continues to outperform the majority of contemporary office buildings. In fact, the original systems still work so well that Golden Hill was awarded a 99 ENERGY STAR rating in 2010.

25 York Street: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In the competitive world of commercial real estate, why would an owner pursue sustainable design and its increased initial costs?

Rice Fergus Miller Office and Studio: Bremerton, WA

Instead of choosing new construction, Rice Fergus Miller's owners decided to completely renovate an abandoned Sears Automotive Center for the architecture firm's new office and studio space.
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Resiliency: From Surviving to Thriving

When disasters strike, buildings can turn into traps as they did in Hurricane Katrina, or they can provide places of refuge.

Rainwater: The Untapped Resource

Energy and water are inextricably linked. Roughly one quad of energy per year could be saved in the United States if we reduced water consumption by 10%.

Capturing Condensate

One way to reduce water use is by collecting condensate.
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