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Earth Day, April 22, 2013 – The Executive Director of Built Green, Aaron Adelstein, was awarded a prestigious King County Green Globe Award for being a Leader in Sustainable Building.
Photo courtesy of King County
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2013
Northwest Green Home Tour!
April 27 was a great day for green homes and environmental stewardship. Over 1,000 people came out to tour green homes for the 2013 Northwest Green Home Tour. The tour was produced by Built Green and the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild with the help of dedicated sponsors, volunteers and site hosts. Thank you all for supporting green building in our community!
Photo taken at LimeLite Development's Wallingford project. Photo courtesy of Why the Flies? Productions.
Looking To Hire?
Master Builders Career Connection can help. Association members can now make jobs visible to targeted candidates in their area by listing employment opportunities for free on their new-and-improved website, MyCareerConnection.org, which is designed to connect students, educators and people within the construction industry with potential employers, scholarship opportunities, grant opportunities, relevant resources and classes and skills training. So take advantage of this great resource. Visit the site and click "Jobs" to set up your free account.
Learning to S.E.E. (Sell Efficiency Effectively) Webinar: Capturing Attention
From the creators of the award-winning Efficiency Sales Professional (ESP) Certification Program come four fast-paced sessions that will turbocharge your success in getting projects approved. Most decisions are emotional decisions, and making energy-efficiency purchases and changes are no exception. Whether you're selling efficiency solutions or seeking project approvals, understanding what factors play a role in the decision-making process and knowing how to build rapport with key stakeholders vastly increase your odds of success. Learning to S.E.E. is a "pasta sampler" version of the more comprehensive Efficiency Sales Professional™ (ESP™) Program and will provide you with the insights, focus and skills you need to grow your market share, revenues, and profitability.
May 9, Issaquah
The zHome Stewardship Center is now open and will be holding free monthly educational site tours. zHome is an innovative zero-energy 5-Star Built Green community in Issaquah Highlands. If you haven't had a chance to see one of the greenest multifamily building projects in the U.S. or just want to hear the latest on performance now that it's fully occupied, come join us on April 11 from 3 to 4 p.m. at 1715 9th Place NE in Issaquah, WA 98029.
Paint Collection Event
May 12, Seattle
Second Use and Novo Painting will hold a paint collection event Sunday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The paint must be latex, and it must be usable. The paint collection is not free. Donators must give $1 for every quarter gallon they donate, $2 for every gallon and $5 for every five-gallon bucket. Paint will be divided among a few graffiti-removal groups and art programs. The remaining paint will go to MetroPaint in Portland, where paint representatives will process the paint and package it for reuse. Rest assured that your paint will go to a good cause, and it will not go uselessly to the landfill.
Window Installation Workshop 3
May 12, Seattle
Installing windows can be a tricky task for beginners, and mistakes can lead to leaks. However, a few dos and don'ts can make the job high-quality and efficient. Learn how to both remove a window and install a new one in this workshop on May 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. In the workshop, you will also learn about the different parts of a window and how the parts function together. The workshop is free, but an RSVP is required. Please contact Elena Velkov at (206) 763-6929, ext.110 or by email to reserve a spot. When you get in touch, please include the full name, e-mail address and phone number for each participant. You will receive an e-mail confirming your spot.
Resilient Design as a Driver of Sustainability with Speaker Alex Wilson
May 14, Seattle
Resilience is the ability to bounce back following a disturbance or interruption. In this presentation, Alex Wilson will address resilient design in the context of a transition toward sustainability. He will cover a wide range of practical solutions, from boosting energy performance of homes to maintain livable conditions during extended power outages to redesigning communities to function without gasoline and encouraging local food production. Presold tickets are $15 per person for members and students and $20 for nonmembers. Tickets are sold for $25 at the door.
May 14, Seattle
Founded in 2003, Seattle Greendrinks' main event remains a monthly informal social-networking gathering. This gathering remains the core of Seattle Greendrinks' work. All are welcome to join us the second Tuesday of each month starting around 5:30 p.m. The goal of our group is pretty simple: we aim to create a space that fosters connections and good times shared among people working in (or interested in) environmental and sustainability issues.
Government Confluence '13
May 15, Seattle
The 2013 Government Confluence will gather sustainability leaders in the public sector from across the bioregion for an intensive day of inspiration and peer-to-peer learning. Government staff and elected officials will share success stories and address persistent challenges faced by local governments in advancing a sustainability agenda.
Confluence attendees will consist of elected officials, planners, engineers, city managers and civil servants who support a transformation toward a built environment that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.
The 2013 Government Confluence is co-hosted by Cascadia Green Building Council and King County Green Tools and is produced in conjunction with the Living Future unConference, which will share a theme of "Resilience & Regeneration" with the Confluence. Education sessions will focus on a new generation of policy, partnerships and infrastructure.
Living Future Conference
May 15 to 17, Seattle
How do we build, design and innovate in a changing climate? How can we reconcile our relationship with the natural world and form resilient, regenerative communities? Find out at Living Future 2013, the green building movement's leadership summit.
Join the world's preeminent deep-green practitioners in Seattle for advanced education sessions, unforgettable keynotes and provocative conversations at the only unConference rooted in the Living Building Challenge.
Designing your Rain Garden Workshopt
May 16, Kirkland
This workshop will teach you how to design and install a rain garden in your yard that will fight pollution, reduce flooding, add beatify and attract beneficial pollinators. You will go home with the tools needed to begin making a landscape plan for your yard!
Powerful Business Energy Conference, by Electric League of the Pacific Northwest
May 23, Bellevue
The purpose of the conference is to provide the business community with the information necessary to find partnerships and solutions that will save energy and money, improve comfort and enhance productivity in their facilities.
Essential energy-related ideas and operating tips will be taught in a series of four tracks. The tracks are designed for commercial building owners and managers, building operations staff, engineering staff, architects, consulting engineers, property developers and other parties interested in cost effective opportunities in commercial energy efficiency.
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