Monthly Archives: March 2011

Numbers don’t lie – Seattle’s tree canopy declined over 2% in five years

Save Seattle’s (and other King county) parks with free training program A report just out and reported on in the Seattle PI “Report: Tree canopy declining in Seattle’s parks and forests“, by LARRY LANGE, SPECIAL TO SEATTLEPI.COM struck close to … Continue reading

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Real estate groups organize Japan relief efforts

I have family living in southwestern Japan, in Munakata City, about 800 miles from the nuclear disaster site. They reported towards the end of last week that they are starting to see scarcity of food and supplies in their own … Continue reading

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What makes a building green? Rain gardens, “shade shelves”, and solar panels (VIDEO)

Wendy Hughes-Jelen (GreenSpacesRealEstate.com, Westside Green Living with Wendy on Facebook) shows viewers two green features of a LEED Platinum rated building in her neighborhood, “High Point Center” built and owned by Neigborhood House, a social service agency serving Seattle Housing … Continue reading

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Today’s required reading – standards for mortgage originators

Courtesy of MSN Real Estate A few years back, regulators finally got their wish in establishing some streamlined federal standards for mortgage originators, replacing and complementing an existing patchwork of state regs. Here’s how one element of those standards — … Continue reading

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TONIGHT (March 17th) City of Seattle Hosts Open House on Building Energy Rating and Reporting Ordinance

City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development NEWS RELEASE For immediate release March 15, 2011 Contact: Rebecca Baker, City Green Building 206.615.1171, Rebecca.baker@seattle.gov City of Seattle Hosts Open House on Building Energy Rating and Reporting Ordinance (Seattle, WA) — … Continue reading

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High Point: Saving a $104,734 Red Oak (VIDEO)

When I give tours of High Point I talk about how the trees were protected by fencing and hung with a price tag. Of course I learned about this fact when on a tour with Tom Phillips, in this vide. … Continue reading

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Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail connects neighborhoods and educates on the subject of “watershed” (VIDEO)

Today’s video! Wendy Hughes-Jelen (www.GreenSpacesRealEstate.com, Westside Green Living with Wendy on Facebook) shows viewers one of the “gateways” to the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail that marks the path in several locations along the approximately three mile trail that begins at … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Accounting – federal green jobs training money makes it to Washington

Just a bit of personal news – On Monday I was accepted into a federally funded green training program for “energy efficiency accounting” to address energy usage in commercial and MultiFamily buildings. 16 hours of training including time with Energy … Continue reading

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Please VOTE for our house to be Evening Magazine’s filming location on Monday morning

Thank you West Seattle Blog for helping us in our campaign to have King 5′s Evening Magazine filmed at our home in High Point Monday morning. We live in a Built Green Certified community and home in West Seattle and … Continue reading

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