Tag Archives: energy conservation

Wood Lover’s Island Get Away

Sometimes you get to work with people who have a passion for the project they are building. This was one of those times. Bruce has a passion for wood and couldn’t have been easier to work with. He was inspired … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Oneness: The Power of Community

Has anyone attended the Sustainable Living Center series? The current series is entitled The Wonders of Oneness. It is a film series that focuses on peak oil resilience, community building and growing food locally in addition to other sustainable practices. … Continue reading

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What's New in the New LEED Draft ?

Over the past few months have you been hearing buzz about the new LEED rating system draft that was released by the U.S. Green Building Council? The draft for the next version was released and for the first time there … Continue reading

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MLK Day of Service at Whatcom Creek

In celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service the Noosack Salmon Enhancement along with the City of Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program will serve Bellingham parks on Monday January 17th. The groups will work to remove non-native and … Continue reading

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Tips on Building a Green Timber Frame Home

Going green is the thing to do, and if you are about to begin building a new timber frame home you can go green from the start. The key to building a green home is in the construction and in … Continue reading

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Home Winterizing Tips

The temperature is steadily dropping all over, which in turn will make you want to fire up the heat. Instead increasing the amount of energy you use in your home but turning up the heat, warm your home in a … Continue reading

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U.S. Buildings to be More Efficient

Just as midterm elections were underway this week U.S. building officials were partaking in a major vote to change the way our country’s building will be constructed. Officials voted to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. Under the code … Continue reading

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New Photos!!

We love it when we get new photos of our work.  Is this like getting new pictures of grandkids? Most of us wouldn’t know–Sam’s the only grandparent around here. Nevertheless, we were especially glad to get photos of this recently … Continue reading

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Top 10 Greenest U.S. Companies

Have you ever wondered how many major U.S. companies are actually attempting to conserve energy and adapt sustainable practices? Newsweek recently released their 2010 Green Rankings showing you how the top U.S. and global companies stack up. Majority of the … Continue reading

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Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival

Tonight North America’s largest environmental film festival will be in Bellingham for the very first time. The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival Tour will be hosted by the Northwest Straits Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. The festival will be … Continue reading

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