Category Archives: Sustainability

Heat Pumps: The Undiscovered Energy Saver

By Paul Greenwalt, EIT Wood Harbinger’s engineers have been blogging since 2013! This Throwback Thursday series features posts from back in the day that are just too good to stay at the back of the blog. Enjoy this post from Paul Greenwalt, originally published on October 3, 2013: Traditionally, we have used Natural Gas or […]

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Juice Day: A Health Revolution Begins

by Andy Brown Blood, sweat, tears, and a highly emotionally charged atmosphere. No, those aren’t the ingredients in the fresh-pressed juices prepared for our colleagues…but that was the scene in the kitchen on the morning of Thursday, September 17th. With hands furiously chopping, blending, crushing, smashing, mushing, and mashing, Margaret Felts, Andy Brown, and Mark […]

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AIA Seattle Getting to Zero – Thoughts about Session 1 “Preparing for Net Zero”

by Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C My colleague Shaun May and I recently attended the first session of the AIA Seattle Getting to Zero educational series on October 2, 2015. We were excited to participate in an event on the Net Zero topic. Shaun had even just written a newsletter article about Net […]

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Simple Biofeedback to Help You Remember Things

by Paul Johnson, P.E., LEED AP BD+C Imagine this scenario: you’re all nice and comfy and about to fall asleep at night. Then, all of a sudden, you have an idea or remember something you have to do the next day. What do you do? 

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A Field Trip to Seattle’s Stone 34 Building

by Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C A handful of my colleagues and I recently had an opportunity to tour the Stone 34 building, located in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Stone 34 is one of the first buildings to follow the Seattle Department of Planning and Development’s Living Building Pilot program, which aims to encourage […]

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A Cradle to Grave (C2G) Approach to Sustainability

by Paul Greenwalt, EIT As engineers, we here at Wood Harbinger are often asked about sustainability. The context varies slightly from client to client. Some view sustainability as designing a building to last a certain length of time. Others have their eye on reduced energy consumption. A few focus primarily on achieving reduced utility bills. […]

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2015 Food Drive: A Call to Action Heard ‘Round the Firm

As an engineering firm staffed by highly-skilled and passionate people, a desire and ability to solve problems in creative ways is hard-wired into our approach to everything we set our minds to do.

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Puget Sound Energy’s Home Energy Audit: Come for the Inspection, Stay for the Free LEDs!

by John Taylor, P.E., LEED AP BD+C Sometime around last Halloween, I read in the weekly Bellevue Reporter about a program offered by Puget Sound Energy called HomePrint Assessment, a free home energy audit for residential customers. I was curious about the program but I wasn’t overly excited. After all, I’m well aware that my […]

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The Three R’s of Time Off: Reflection, Relaxation, and Rejuvenation

By Morena Sanidad, P.E., LEED AP Computers are processing and working constantly. Unless you unplug them, they work 24/7, around the clock. You think they sleep at night but in reality they are processing info, transferring data, updating software, one after the other.

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