Awards, inquiries, tours, and comments keep rolling in. Each award is individually an honor to receive – few more so that The Terry Thomas’s recent recognition as a winner in AIA Seattle’s annual What Makes it Green Award for 2009. These recent awards are especially rewarding as we now have the data to back up the pronouncements/projections we have been making about the building – energy and water saved, IAQ comfort enjoyed and operating costs lowered.
One year lessons learned along with one year data on the performance of the building to come…
When we started the design process over four years ago, we were looking for a sustainable, market based reality to the design, a for profit solution. Building on the lessons learned from this endeavor, we are applying our knowledge to projects with different programs, goals and visions.
Our newest foray into green building design is a 180 unit mixed use HUD financed residential project and another small commercial building. While we are early in the process on both, we are investigating the application of geothermal heating, passive cooling (of course!) and 100% on site rainwater infiltration and collection. We will keep you updated.