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Systems Improvement Team Groundwork Moving Along in WA

February 13th, 2018 · No Comments · Energy, Transportation, Waste, Water

By Scott Hutsell – Public Works Board Chair The Interagency Multijurisdictional System Improvement Team, established under ESHB 1677, has been meeting on a regular schedule to lay out the framework and strategy to obtain developed outcomes from our strategic plan. The core group is led by the Public Works Board along with members from the […]

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Three Reasons Why Renewable Energy Leaders Are Optimistic

December 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Energy

By Sneha Ayyagari Schneider Sustainable Energy Fellow Republished with permission from the Natural Resources Defense Council Deep in the heart of Austin, Texas, at the Green Tech Media’s U.S. Power and Renewables Summit, the room was buzzing with optimism and enthusiasm as utility company executives, renewable energy developers, regulators, and financiers shared their research and […]

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Solar Energy Boosts Affordable Housing in Seattle

November 27th, 2017 · No Comments · Energy

By Spark Northwest (formerly Northwest SEED) Spark Northwest accelerates the shift to clean energy one community at a time. Since 2001, their on-the-ground projects and progressive advocacy have led the charge toward a renewable energy future. Whether working with rural farmers to deliver energy efficiency workshops, designing a community solar program for a municipal utility, […]

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CSI Leads Bipartisan Delegation on Tour of Scandinavia’s Sustainable Infrastructure Innovation

November 14th, 2017 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Energy, Transportation, Waste, Water

More than a dozen Washington State elected officials joined a bipartisan Delegation in September touring Sweden and Denmark to learn about sustainable infrastructure innovation. Co-led by CSI, participating legislators came from the East and West sides of the state, from both rural and urban areas, and were almost perfectly divided along party lines. “We wanted […]

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Sovereign Power Brings Solar Jobs and Renewable Energy to the Spokane Tribe

July 26th, 2017 · No Comments · Energy

By Jason Campbell, CEO of Sovereign Power, Inc. Working with the Spokane Tribe of Indians and others, Sovereign Power is “building self-sustaining native nations through energy independence”. Recently this exciting work was featured as a front-page story in Eastern Washington’s top weekly newspaper, The Inlander. To learn more about Sovereign Power’s great work, please check […]

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Crossing the Bridge to Sustainable Infrastructure Investing

July 8th, 2017 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Energy, Transportation, Waste, Water

This summary was produced for the CSI Blog by Mercer Thanks to Alex Bernhardt and Shounak Bagchi! The world today is in dire need of sustainable infrastructure (SI), most notably in developing and emerging markets. As the global population continues to grow, the need for sustainable infrastructure grows with it. The New Climate Economy estimates […]

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Stormwater Management: Lessons from Our Forests

June 21st, 2017 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Energy, Water

By Alexandra Ramsden and Jennifer Barnes Reposted with permission from the Sightline Institute. A new report from the Urban Greenprint project recommends biomimicry-inspired design elements for Northwest cities to wrangle their rainfall! Take a moment to recall your last hike through a Pacific Northwest forest. Maybe close your eyes, listen for the quiet of such […]

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Upcoming Event: WA Clean Energy and Construction Centers of Excellence Best Practices Summit

May 4th, 2017 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Energy

On behalf of the Washington Clean Energy and Construction Centers of Excellence, we are pleased to share the full agenda for the 12th Annual Best Practices Summit on June 1 and 2 in the new Centralia College TransAlta Commons building. We have an exciting venue lined up ranging from Mark Taylor an expert on Multi-Generations […]

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Sustainable Energy Utilities and ESCO Financing Can Save Money and Reduce Carbon Footprints

May 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · Energy

By Kathleen Saul – Master of Environmental Studies Faculty at The Evergreen State College “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.”   —Will Rogers William Penn Adair, aka Will Rogers, lived at a time before the spread of electric lights, before highways criss-crossed […]

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Attend the Upcoming Low-carbon Space Heating Symposium at the UW Seattle Campus

April 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Energy

By Scott Morgan – Director of Sustainability at The Evergreen State College Natural gas has been actively promoted as a ‘transition’ fuel in our national climate change work, and it’s certainly one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels. But the Puget Sound region has used natural gas for heating for decades, and many institutions with […]

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