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Wood Harbinger Digs In For Green Seattle Day

On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, 1,145 people gathered together and planted more than 8,400 plants at 15 different parks around Seattle. Among the group were six intrepid Wood Harbinger souls taking up shovels and hauling compost at Warren G. Magnuson Park in support of the 13th Annual Green Seattle Day, hosted by the Green Seattle […]

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Making Changes for Charging Electric Vehicles

by Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Electric vehicles  can be a great means of transportation which help reduce emissions on the environment, save fuel, and reduce maintenance costs. 

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Water Reclamation: Solutions for Today and Tomorrow

by Paul Greenwalt, EIT This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. I have a problem with knowledge. Once I know about something, I am unable to ignore it, look the other way, or even pretend to be uninterested. You might say it’s my own version of the Baader‑Meinhoff phenomenon. Fresh water is a […]

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In Theory and Practice: The Pursuit of Truly Sustainable Buildings

Notkin Wood Harbinger Alliance’s Shaun May and Brian Robinett presented at AIA Seattle’s 2017 CAP Collaboration Series Sustainability event, held Thursday, December 14th at the AIA Seattle office in Seattle, WA. Their presentation, “In Theory and Practice: The Pursuit of Truly Sustainable Buildings,” discussed ways that project teams can collaborate to find the balance that […]

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Cradle to Grave Sustainability: Electric Vehicle Batteries

by Shaun May, EIT, CEM, and Mitchell Hughey This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. An oft-undiscussed element of sustainability in the built environment is the “cradle to grave,” concept—that is, the sustainability factor of not only a finished product, but the impact throughout the lifespan of all products and materials, from production, […]

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Electricity vs. Natural Gas: The Energy Showdown

by Paul Greenwalt, EIT This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Residential, commercial, and industrial users have choices about the energy sources they use for building systems and processes, such as HVAC and water systems, refrigeration systems, manufacturing/production processes, cooking, and clothes drying. Natural gas and electricity are the two main options for […]

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Simplification for Sustainability: Power over Ethernet (PoE)

by Bob Eastman This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. A term heard more and more in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) system world is “Power over Ethernet,” or PoE. PoE is a network technology that uses a single network cable from a PoE network switch to deliver both power and network […]

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Mechanical Systems that Deliver More with Less

by Shaun May, EIT, CEM and Paul Greenwalt, EIT. This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Mechanical design is going through a shake-up as energy efficiency and multi-use, flexible spaces become higher priorities in many building types. The latest Washington State Energy Code (WSEC 2015) is also driving major change.

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The Road Less Traveled: the Monitoring-Based Commissioning Option

by Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. LEED v4 launched in late 2013 with substantial changes to the LEED Green Building Design and Construction certification system, including many that affected commissioning program requirements needed to achieve certification. 2017 is really the first year we’re starting to see LEED v4 in […]

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