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From Nina Milligan | 07:55
The University of Washington exemplifies the future of LEED certification.
American consumers are spending more to be green, investing in everything from “Energy Star” appliances to hybrid electric vehicles. In Washington state, most new construction is environmentally friendly. But, while building green is popular, getting a building certified “built green” can be expensive. Many projects use the ‘LEED’ standard. That stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and it’s an international program. The University of Washington has been recognized as one of the “greenest” schools in the country. In this story, Nina Milligan looks at how the university got so green – and where it’s going next.
From Nina Milligan | 05:37
A story of how redevelopment challenges communities to make tough choices.
The clamor of construction replaces the lull of the recession in and around the City of Seattle, signaling the end of the recession. But even recessions have their fans: building preservationists. As the economy gets revved up, some may worry that changes are on the horizon. In my suburban city of Issaquah, just 20 minutes east of Seattle, city planners are hard at work codifying new zoning and building standards to accommodate what they expect to be significant growth. But every redevelopment involves destruction of what came before. Back in the 1970s redevelopment threatened a neighborhood of sixty-year-old, Craftsman-Style homes. Historic preservationists and business people alike applaud the response that created the now revered Gilman Village. This is The Village’s story and how it relates to choices today’s growing communities face,