UW Bothell & Cascadia College Debut Recreation Center

BOTHELL, Wash. — The University of Washington (UW) Bothell and Cascadia College (both located in Bothell) celebrated the grand opening of the new 36,000-square-foot Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) on Oct. 7. The $22 million facility was jointly funded using student activity fees from both institutions and is anticipated to become the hub of student life on the institutions’ shared Bothell campus.

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Report Finds Green Building Affects Worker Health

WASHINGTON — The design of an office building significantly affects worker health, wellbeing and productivity, according to a new report.

The report, “Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices: The Next Chapter for Green Building,” was released Sept. 24 by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) in Washington, D.C.

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District of Columbia Studies Net-Zero Building Practices

WASHINGTON — A new study released by the District of Columbia Department of the Environment details how the district can best craft policy and create incentives to build zero energy, zero water and Living Buildings.

Entitled “Net Zero and Living Building Financial Study: A Cost Comparison Report for Buildings in the District of Columbia,” the research was conducted by the New Buildings Institute, International Living Future Institute and Sweden-headquartered Skanska.

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Clean Technology Lab Building Breaks Ground at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University has broken ground the new, state-of-the-art Clean Technology Laboratory Building. The 96,000-square-foot, $52.8 million facility will eventually contain the school’s science and engineering programs, and provide a space for students and researchers to tackle a variety of global and environmental challenges.

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