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Sustainable in Seattle: Inspiring Lessons Learned in the Emerald City

by Shaun May, EIT This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Maybe it’s early nineties’ rom-com movies keeping you up at night, or maybe you’re like us and find yourself sleepless over the state of sustainability in the United States. In my last article, “Sustainable Europe: Inspiring Lessons Learned from Across the Atlantic,” […]

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What Does Sustainability Mean to You?

This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. “Sustainable Design” is a hot topic in the A/E/C industry, serving up unique challenges, considerations, and acclaim for a variety of projects and the industry professionals who work on them throughout the world. To get a feel for the local pulse, Wood Harbinger’s Sustainability Committee assembled […]

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LEED vs Green Globes: An MEP Point of View

By Paul Johnson, P.E., LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Washington State has a history as a staunch supporter of sustainable design. We were the first state to make green building the law in 2005, requiring that publicly funded major facility projects attain at least LEED Silver certification. There […]

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LEED v4: What Does it Mean for Commissioning?

This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s Newsletter Series By Jeff Yirak, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, O+M LEED 2009 heralded a big shift in how the United States Green Building Council administered its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program from version 2.2. LEED version 4 (v4) is coming, and not surprisingly, a lot has […]

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LEED is Going Away?

By Paul Johnson P.E., CSI, LEED AP BD+C Wood Harbinger’s work with local and national codes, sustainability metrics, and other consultants, has led us to believe LEED is becoming less and less significant as time goes on. Even to the point that in the next several code cycles, it could be removed altogether. Here’s why: […]

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