Monday, January 7, 2013

Cascadia - Energy Efficient Schools Presentation


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Steering Committee
The steering committee is our local organizing group, providing scope and direction to the branch. All are welcome to attend and contribute at the committee meetings. We are eager to hear a new voice and gain the help of a lending hand. Volunteers are eligible for LEED CE hours. Meetings are at BLRB Architects the 4th Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 am. For more information contact Committee Chair Brett DeSantis.

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The Branch's Emerging Professionals program is a loose network of young professionals interested in sharing ideas, connections and expertise to realize sustainability goals within our work lives. Connect with us by contacting our EP Chair Sierra Cocoziello. 

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This Thursday January 10th,  7:30-9 am

Energy Efficient Schools - the Grants and Results

Seats are still available for our January meeting featuring Nancy Johns, Coordinator High Performance Schools and Energy Grants from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). We'll be taking a look at the relationship between high-performance design and construction and energy efficiency grant work, plus on-going performance tracking and the first-year performance results achieved.

OSPI has received over $126 million dollars from the State capital budget to fund energy efficiency improvements in Washington's K-12 schools. Project applications are competitively awarded based on prior award, leverage ratio, simple payback and persistence. Johns will discuss the types of programs available, application and outcome performance requirements, and the tools and techniques being used.

Free for members, $5 non-members
Continental breakfast included

AIA CES available 

No TOLUG in January

Enjoy the break!

We'll be back in February with our monthly LEED user group meeting at McGranahan Architects. Details to come.

Thursday March 7th, 3-8:30 pm

Joint Meeting with CSI Rainier Chapter

Branch dinner meeting with Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Rainier chapter. Details to follow.

Tacoma Olympia Branch Cascadia GBC |

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 AIA+2030

It's 2013! Prepare for the New Energy Future
AIA Seattle presents its fifth year
of AIA + 2030 Professional Series
February 8 – November 8

Seattle—The Pacific Northwest is a leader in fighting climate change on a variety of fronts and our design and building community is no different. With proper tools and training, the architecture, engineering, and construction community can lead the way in making a difference in reducing greenhouse gas emissions cause by the built environment.

To impact the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030®, a non-partisan, national non-profit started by renowned architect Ed Mazria, has issued the 2030 Challenge® asking the global architecture and building community to reach the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

AIA Seattle, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is taking tangible steps toward reaching the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. One of those steps is producing the AIA+2030 Professional Series™, a 10-part series of intermediate-level professional development courses designed to provide specific ways to make our built environment energy-efficient. Architects engineers, construction professionals, facilities managers, policymakers are invited to register. The fifth season of the AIA+2030 Professional Education Series™ is produced by
AIA Seattle in partnership with the City of Seattle, Architecture 2030
Ò and BetterBricks.

Information and registration details are below:

AIA+2030 Professional Education Series™ 4:


Feb 8, 2013      Session 1: The 2030 Challenge: setting + achieving energy goals with integrated design
Mar 8, 2013      Session 2: Getting to 60: the power of targets + load reduction
Apr 12, 2013      Session 3: Accentuate the positive: climate responsive design
May 10, 2013      Session 4: Skins: the importance of the thermal envelope
Jun 14, 2013      Session 5: Passively-Aggressive: employing passive systems for load reduction
Jul 12, 2013      Session 6: Illuminating savings: daylighting and integrated lighting strategies
Aug 9, 2013     Session 7: Right-sized: equipment and controls for super-efficient building system
Sep 13, 2013      Session 8: Site power: renewable energy opportunities
Oct 11, 2013      Session 9: The hand-off + staying in shape: operations, maintenance + education
Nov 8, 2013      Session 10: Putting it all together: achieving 2030 goals on the project and at the office

TIME:        All Sessions held from 8.30am-12.30pm

LOCATION:     All classes held at the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall

        600 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

COST:        10-session package:

        $800 AIA Members

        $400 AIA Associate Members

        $1200 ASHRAE & CRGBC, and ABC Members

        $1800 Non-members


NOTE: Registration is for the entire series only.

Payment plans and a limited number of scholarships are available to AIA members in good standing. For more information on scholarship availability, contact
Debra Haraldson.


REGISTER BY:    February 1, 2013


LEARNING UNITS:     40LU/40HSW/40SD for the series (4LU/4HSW/4SD per class).


MORE INFORMATION:    Cassandra Delaune, Sustainability Director
            (206) 448-4938 ext. 106


The AIA+2030 Professional Education Series™ Series 5 is sponsored by:

Morrison Hershfield● Wood Harbinger ● MacDonald-Miller ● P&M


About the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Founded in 1894, AIA Seattle is a not-for-profit professional association of architects, allied professionals, and laypeople. AIA Seattle provides the architecture community with resources and relationships to make a difference through design. We open doors, provide connections, keep our members and the public informed, and demonstrate our commitment to great design as the key ingredient for livable, sustainable places.

Job Posting - Sr. Infrastructure Engineer – Mechanical/HVAC Port of Seattle

JOB OPENING - Sr. Infrastructure Engineer – Mechanical/HVAC
Port of Seattle

CLOSING DATE:  Opened until filled
SALARY:  Minimum $79,385 - Midpoint $99,216
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Combination of education and experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
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