Tag Archives: Green

Designing urban areas with salmon in mind

The Pacific Northwest is seen by many as ground zero for the “green” movement and this is perhaps most evident in the built environment. From northern California through Washington State, builders and developers are working hard to gain certification and … Continue reading

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Why refuse the 2030 challenge?

Several Seattle architects sitting on a ULI panel last week said their firms had decided not to take The 2030 challenge. But it’s not who you think, and their reasons might surprise you. "Enviro Tower" by Eco-Logikal Sandy Mendler, now … Continue reading

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Green design on a dime in Seattle??

A house designed by two small Seattle firms will serve as a prototype for affordable green living in the Gulf Coast. And it might have a lesson or two for the Puget Sound. Owen Richards Architects and HyBrid Architects found … Continue reading

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Last day to comment on APA’s climate change guide

What role should climate change have in planning policy? Did I do that? More importantly, do you have a little time today or tomorrow to answer that question? The American Planning Association‘s assembly is considering a new policy guide on … Continue reading

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In health care design, change your conversation and change the world

If you really want to convince health care clients to pay for green design, you need to change the way you talk to them. That’s what presenters at a health care design workshop said this morning. Griffin The workshop was … Continue reading

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