Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November news roundup

A couple of news posts in advance of our November meeting, November 19 at KPFF.

 USGBS announces LEED 2009 extension. The new deadline to register projects under LEED 2009 is now October 2016. Projects may register for LEED v4 already, but it sounds like few projects are electing that option.

Seattle City Light (and other Washington businesses and individuals) signs declaration for action on climate change.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Developer Plans to Build a Seven-Story, Wooden Office Building in Downtown Minneapolis

Hines is hiring Michael Green Architecture to design a seven-story office building in Minneapolis as part of the Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. If approved it would be the tallest modern all-timber structure in the U.S..  Michael Green just completed the tallest wood structure in Canada, Wood Innovation and Design Centre, in Prince George, B.C..