How City Policy Contributes to Energy Efficient Buildings

Though we may take different paths to get there, we are all headed toward the same goal: reducing the carbon footprint of the built environment as we build for the future. In this article we will look at how Brussels, Belgium, Vancouver, Canada, and Seattle have implemented code changes to promote…

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Solar In Seattle

The 2015 Seattle Energy Code mandates the use of on-site solar infrastructure for buildings or additions over 5,000 square feet of gross conditioned floor area. This mandate can be found in code section C411 - Renewable Energy. The code allows for either photovoltaic systems, i.e. electrical…

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Prepped for Silica Compliance

In the Tidbits section of our last newsletter, we shared a little about OSHA’s then upcoming rules for construction workers to reduce contact with respirable crystalline silica. The goal being to greatly diminish lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease in c…

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Project Tour : Anchor Flats Apartments

The Anchor Flats Apartment project will be 71 units of new workforce housing in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. The building includes three “live-work” units for in-home businesses, a community room, a rooftop deck, and off-street parking in and adjacent to the building. Anchor Flats is …

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Builders Risk Insurance Explained

Builders Risk insurance (also known as Course of Construction insurance) is a critical component of construction risk management and often misunderstood. This key insurance policy covers damage to the construction project and loss to materials during the period of actual construction operations. A…

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