DESC’s Sondra Nielsen on making an exemplary building happen.

 “Amazing.” “Courage.” “Hero.” Just a few of the words used by EBP task force members to describe Sondra Nielson, director of facilities and asset management for DESC. Sondra plays an instrumental role in the development of DESC’s

“Promising Practices in Early Integrative Design” workshop now available on YouTube

The fourth installment in EBP’s “Promising Practices Workshop Series” focused on Early Integrative Design. The session, held virtually on Thursday, Nov. 19, was led by Exemplary Buildings task force members Joe Giampietro of JGA Consultants, Becky Bicknell

“Promising Practices in Domestic Hot Water & Water Management” workshop now available on YouTube

The third installment in EBP’s “Promising Practices Workshop Series” focused on Domestic Hot Water & Water Management. The session, held virtually on Thursday, Nov. 12, was led by Exemplary Buildings task force members David Reddy of O’Brien360

“Promising Practices in Solar Integration” Workshop Available on YouTube

The second installment in EBP’s “Promising Practices Workshop Series” focused on Solar. The session, held virtually on Thursday, Nov. 5, was led by Exemplary Buildings task force member Steve Gelb of Emerald Cities Seattle. Watch the Solar

Domestic Hot Water & Water Management Charrette: Presentation slides available

“The risk of failing to create healthier spaces arguably outweighs any potential risk of making a well-informed attempt to utilize or implement an innovative product or process, even if it lacks clear precedent.” –Sustainable Strategies owner Nicole

“Promising Practices in Wall Assemblies” Workshop Available on YouTube

The first installment in EBP’s “Promising Practices Workshop Series” focused on Wall Assemblies. The session, held virtually on Thursday, Oct. 15, was led by Brad Carmichael of JRS Engineering and David Reddy of O’Brien360. Watch the Wall

Solar Design Charrette: Presentation slides available

Design charrettes are critical to one of the signature deliverables of HDC’s Exemplary Buildings Program: a series of guidelines that facilitate our sector’s ability to achieve Washington state’s building performance mandate before the 2031 deadline. Our third

Early Integrative Design Charrette: Presentation slides available

Design charrettes are critical to one of the signature deliverables of HDC’s Exemplary Buildings Program: a series of guidelines that facilitate our sector’s ability to achieve Washington state’s building performance mandate before the 2031 deadline. Our fourth