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Are you willing to pay more for your green apartment?

Green apartment construction is blossoming, yet renter survey shows $560 rent premium is 5 times higher than most would pay The following post is by Nadia Balint for RENTCafé and Yardi Matrix. The number of new green-certified apartments expected to rise by 32% … Continue reading

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100 Bikes for 100 Kids

Last week, Seattle-based architecture firm CollinsWoerman teamed up with The Forgotten Children’s Fund to bring joy and holiday cheer to local children. Rather than holding a traditional holiday party, the team at CollinsWoerman on Dec. 16 used the occasion to assemble … Continue reading

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What are they building down there?

You may not be able to hear the rumbling from the street, but Bertha is now tunneling through Zone 8.  As of December 15, she has traveled 6,646 of 9,270 feet and the tunnel is now 70% complete. Seattle Tunnel Partners … Continue reading

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The ‘shimmering veil’ of San Antonio

Check out the before and after photos of the San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts!  The Tobin Center won a 2016 Global Award for Excellence from Urban Land Institute.  Seattle-based LMN Architects was the design architect and Marmon … Continue reading

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Pioneering project upgraded to Passive House Plus

DARMSTADT, GERMANY – The world’s first Passive House building has increased its already high energy efficiency level and now relies on renewable energy. A year ago, a photovoltaic system was installed on the roof of a row house built in 1991 … Continue reading

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