Ten presenters, 10 slides, 10 minutes each. Join Board & Vellum for a fast-paced, fun event to learn about some exciting new eco-friendly design projects in the Northwest when the annual Green Building Slam returns on Friday, November 4.
For the second year in a row, a Board & Vellum project was selected for the annual Green Slam Event, organized by the Northwest Eco Building Guild. This time, we teamed up with Hammer & Hand to brag about our great clients and their quest for a more sustainable lifestyle in their remodeled Ballard Locks Residence.
Mark your calendars: the Eco Building Guild's Green Building Slam is on the horizon! Board & Vellum is proud to be an Earth Partner sponsor of the event, and we’ll be teaming up with Hammer & Hand to present our Ballard Locks Residence, which achieved a 4-Star Built Green rating earlier this year.
Great news! It’s been a long process, but we just received confirmation that our Ballard Locks Residence, built by Hammer & Hand, has qualified for a 4-Star Rating in the Built Green program! Built Green practices are designed to provide homeowners with comfortable, durable, environmentally friendly homes that are cost-effective to own and operate. Cheers!
Are you still hoarding a few old incandescent bulbs thinking it will save you money to just use what you've already purchased? It won't! But why? Let us lay it all out for you, and show you why it's time to bite the bullet and move to new solutions, like the LED.
The AIA Committee on the Environment is hosting a Sustainability Slam and you’re invited! Board & Vellum is once again teaming up with Model Remodel to present Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe, and we'd love to see you there!
They call it a slam, but it’s not a competition. It’s a celebration of green building in the Pacific Northwest. On Saturday evening at Kane Hall on the UW campus, 10 thoughtful green projects were presented slam-style to an audience of supporters and peers, curated and sponsored by the Northwest Eco Building Guild. Projects ranging […]
The Northwest Eco Building Guild is once again sponsoring it’s Green Building Slam and Board & Vellum is presenting! We’re partnering with Model Remodel to present our ten minute dissertation on why Ada’s Technical Bookstore & Cafe is so very cool… and green! The focus is local, sustainable building projects, and Ada’s couldn’t be a […]
We don’t love the green building buzz words around here. It can all sound so false, like you are just trying to fit into the current trends using the correct talking points. When green building became trendy, everyone was using it as a selling point. Just because you put some recycled materials into an otherwise […]
There are enough green certifications out there to make your head spin: LEED, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, Earth Advantage, Built Green, Energy Star, Built Smart….the list goes on. WHAT does it mean when a project is certified? And WHY would you want to certify your project, or purchase a building that is certified? […]
The chilly weather and a recent meeting at the über green Bullitt Center (“the greenest commercial building in the world”) have me thinking about Passive House. Last fall, I attended a Passive House class through the Seattle AIA. The Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) is a non-profit organization that verifies and approves super efficient buildings (not just houses)-meaning a building […]