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Washington State Biomed Lab Raises the Efficiency Bar

When Washington State University (WSU) administrators made plans for a new biomed facility, the goal to achieve energy efficiency went under the microscope. The WSU Spokane Riverpoint campus Pharmaceutical and Biomedical building, which is targeting a LEED® Silver rating, has already become a model for other schools considering similar facilities. Health Sciences has been a [...]

Crestview Retrofit Spans All Mechanical Systems

During the next decade, nearly 80 million baby boomers will move into their retirement years. It’s an enormous cultural shift for a nation that once had so many young people. Among the advantages in a down economy: more jobs for the younger set, and plenty of construction activity in the building of new retirement facilities.

San Francisco Gets New, LEED Silver Cruise Ship Terminal

In the world of aquatic sporting and adventure, even tourism, there are few places on Planet Earth as well recognized as San Francisco’s celebrated waterfront along the Embarcadero. Located in the very heart of San Francisco’s bustling Fisherman’s Wharf area, Pier 27, once visited daily by hordes of residents and tourists alike – had gradually [...]

America’s Cup

The history and prestige associated with the America’s Cup attracts not only the world’s top sailors and yacht designers but also the involvement of wealthy entrepreneurs and sponsors. It is unquestionably the world’s greatest a test of sailing skill and boat and sail design. The inaugural trophy event was held by the NYYC from 1857 [...]

New Technology Raises Lowly Drainage to a Loftier Place

It’s no surprise, with the risk of being smacked in the head by a 25-pound king salmon careening through the air, that Seattle’s 100 year-old Pike Place Market may be best known for its charismatic fishmongers. And of course, purveyors of morsels and spirits. Among the many food vendors, fried food isn’t hard to find, [...]