Category Archives: Politics

How will commercial solar be affected by tariffs?

The following post is by Kyle Pennell, Content Manager at PowerScout. This week, the Trump administration slapped tariffs on imported solar panels and solar cells. Set to start at 30 percent, the tariffs will decline each year by five percent and … Continue reading

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Opinion: Blacklisting rule will force many contractors to abandon federal marketplace

The following post is by Wendy Novak, President, Associate Builders and Contractors of Western Washington Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Associated General Contractor (AGC) are strongly opposed to the flawed Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule, commonly referred to … Continue reading

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How Grand is the Bargain?

It’s great that a “grand bargain” on housing affordability is being discussed via the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) action plan. People are talking to each other, and the result might be relatively balanced. But we could do … Continue reading

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D.C. project that houses homeless wins AIA award

Affordable housing has gotten a lot of press lately in Seattle, so it’s interesting to see how other cities are addressing the issue. LEO A DALY and and its design partner Studio Twenty Seven Architecture were honored recently for a … Continue reading

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Seattle might keep going

The duration and intensity of the Downtown Seattle development boom is getting a little surprising, beyond even my optimistic guesses from a few years ago. This isn’t just another Seattle-type boom. But here’s the kicker: things seem poised to keep … Continue reading

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