“Green Building” “Sustainability” What does it mean?

From the Seattle Architectural Foundation calendar:

“Green Building” “Sustainability” What does it mean? We hear and see these terms every day. The King Street Center one-hour tour on May 11 is an opportunity for you to learn more about green building and sustainability.

May 11
TOUR – Green Building Tour: King Street Center
Co-sponsored by King County Green Building Program and Urban Green
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: King Street Center
Cost: $10 in advance, no walk-ups accepted
King Street Center is the first building in the Pacific Northwest and one of only a handful nationwide to receive a Gold level rating from the U.S. Green Building Council for features in existing buildings that help conserve natural resources and protect the environment. Gold is the second highest rating possible through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED®-EB) program.

For more information click here. Tour logistics will be sent with the registration reminder.
Register online at www.seattlearchitecture.org/tours or call 206.667.9184 with your V/MC.

Green Building tours give you the opportunity to walk and talk with the architects, engineers, project managers, clients and developers involved in bringing some of our region’s first “green buildings” to life. Find out about green building certifications such as LEED and BuiltGreen and how these buildings are creating a more sustainable future for our cities, our region and our planet. Seattle Architecture Foundation, King County Green Buildings Program and Urban Green have teamed up to provide six Green Building tours this year.

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About Wendy Hughes-Jelen

Wendy Hughes-Jelen is a Seattle-area Realtor® who is EcoBroker Certified® and is a Earth Advantage® Broker AND Built Green® Certified Professional. She helps people find and create their own healthy home, and is trained to assist those with chemical sensitivities, asthma, allergies, or other health concerns that indoor air quality can impact. Wendy is certified to use Energy Star's Portfolio Manager for Energy Efficiency Accounting and Benchmarking (NRGbenchmarking.com). Be sure to look for Westside Green Living With Wendy on Facebook.
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One Response to “Green Building” “Sustainability” What does it mean?

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