Sunday, August 24, 2008

Code Barriers to Green Building Discussion

Code Barriers to Green Building Discussion

Fourth Wednesday of August (8/27)

Central Puget Sound ChapterTime: 7-9pm

The Central Puget Sound Chapter of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild will host a seminar discussion on code barriers to green building.

Come and join builders, architects and city permitting staff to discuss challenges or perhaps successes you have had permitting green building projects.

Coincidentally, Seattle permitting staff have just started an internal review of their own operations to see if they are inhibiting the growth of green building in any way. Come prepared to give your two cents and learn from the permitting experiences of other Guild members.

Where:Phinney Neighborhood Association
Lower Brick Building - Basement(Follow the signs)6532 Phinney Ave N

Cost:Free for NW Ecobuilding Guild members $5 Donation for Non-Members


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Greening Up the Evergreen State Fair

Rain gardens and a pathway of porous concrete will help keep storm water cleaner at the fairgrounds in Monroe.

By Katya Yefimova, Herald Writer

Rachel McCrea, a storm water specialist for the state Department of Ecology, shows her daughter Olivia, 6, how water seeps through porous concrete at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds on Friday.

MONROE -- Rain gardens, planter boxes and a new walkway are all part of a $323,400 project finished just in time for the Evergreen State Fair's 100th birthday.The project is intended to filter pollution from storm water before it hits the area's waterways.The project was paid for by a state Department of Ecology grant the county received last year.Storm water running off roofs, lawns, roads and other surfaces is often polluted with oil, toxic metals and bacteria. As a result, it can pose serious problems for water quality in streams and aquifers.

read more from the Herald Newspaper

Sunday, August 17, 2008

City Solar Tour PUD in Everett

The City Tour for Solar is coming to Snohomish PUD on August 18, 2008.

This industry-wide educational campaign will promote photovoltaic solar energy with a free mobile exhibit for the public and tools for city, business and utility leaders.

SunEdison and its City Tour partners Evergreen Solar, SMA America, Uni-Solar, and Xantrex have developed an exciting Tour, scheduled to visit more than 50 cities in 100 days. We warmly welcome you to visit the exhibit at the PUD's Headquarters Building at 2320 California St. in Everett on August 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

In a time of growing economic, environmental, and energy concerns, the City Tour for Solar offers solutions to PUD customers - a clean, secure, predictably priced energy resource that contributes permanent green collar jobs to our local economy.

Please stop by their website at <> if you have any questions, or better yet come by and see the exhibit!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Greening Snohomish County/Green Everett Renewable Living Fair

"Greening Snohomish County" Conference - Taking Actions in your Home, Business, and Community on Fri, Oct. 3rd "Green” has become a national obsession – it’s everywhere in the news, in advertising, and on people’s minds. But how to decide what to do and where to go for clean green information? One easy answer is to attend the SDTF’s Greening Snohomish County: Taking Actions in your Home, Business, and Community Conference. This is your chance to learn how you personally can protect our natural resources on a local level – reaching your desired carbon footprint and walking the talk in your community. PUD, 2320 California Street in Everett.

Green Everett Renewable Living Fair and Solar & Green Home Tour
Sat., Oct 4th
Join us for the 3rd annual Green Everett Renewable Living Fair and the Solar & Green Home Tour. Following on the huge success of the Fair last year, Green Everett is working on getting more vendors and more participants to this hands-on event. Learn about solar in the Northwest and salmon in the city. PUD, 2320 California Street in Everett

More details to come in the special Conference/Fair & Tour Elements edition!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Urban Waterfront Revitalization

Join Mayor Cary Bozeman and the City of Bremerton on September 10 - 12
as they host fellow communities and pioneers leading the revitalization of these important assets in this highly interactive event.

Our registrant list reads like a who's who of community and port decision makers--CEOs, Executive Directors, Mayors, Councilmembers, Directors of Planning, Directors of Economic Development, Directors of Operations, Project Managers, Designers, and other high-level decision makers who care about our waterfronts.

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Building, Marketing and
Financing Green Construction

Join Anna Porter, writer and co-visionary of the national award winning Going Green at the Beach deep green demonstration home. The home has 5 certifications and has been featured on KOMO TV and Planet Greens’ Renovation Nation series. The class will include an in-depth tour of the home while discussing key green features and building methodologies. Also discussed in this session will be the latest in green financing incentives and programs, insurance considerations, and ways to market your green homes to improve traffic to your sit. Tips on living green will be provided.

Date: Aug 13th -- 9:00 – 12:30
(course starts promptly at 9 am)

Location: 19126 Soundview Drive NW, Stanwood WA 98292
Some street parking available – car pooling encouraged

Details: Call Anna @ 425 753-0385 if you have any questions. Space is limited.

Fee: $45 per person (in advance), includes all course materials