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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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Constructing Green Buildings for a Fossil-Fuel-Free World

September 11th, 2016 · 5 Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Energy

by Donna Albert – Energy Engineer Washington State Department of Enterprise Services It can be notoriously difficult to predict the future. Fifty years ago we imagined flying cars, but no one envisioned we would be sending cat videos to each other on tiny cell phones that would be as powerful as computers!  We are likely […]

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Washington Passes New Clean Fuel Vehicle Sales Tax Exemption

May 4th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Energy, Transportation

Thanks to JJ McCoy, Legislative Director of Seattle Electric Vehicle Association (SEVA) for permission to post their FAQ. On April 19, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 2778– the electric vehicle (EV) sales tax exemption. “This bill will help get more Washington residents behind the wheel of a great EV” says JJ McCoy of SEVA*. […]

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Hillary Brown Describes Next Generation Infrastructural Ecologies

April 21st, 2016 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Energy, Transportation, Waste, Water

Hillary Brown, author of Next Generation Infrastructure: Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works is a founding Principal at New Civic Works and a Professor of Architecture at City College in New York. She is a Fellow of the Post-Carbon institute and serves on the National Research Council of the National Academies Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment.  […]

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