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Net-Zero Energy: Schools that Make the Grade


Greenbuilding Brasil

Aug 11, 2015

With the emergence of established building performance targets and concerns over climate change, the push to design net zero energy buildings is stronger than ever....

Walter Taylor Award: Tesla STEM School


Daily Journal of Commerce

May 29, 2015

Lake Washington School District’s Tesla STEM School (Integrus Architecture) has been awarded the Walter Taylor Award from the American Association of School...

Better Bricks Commercial Real Estate Awards


May 26, 2015

Portland’s Stadium Fred Meyer (Mackenzie) received top honors at this year’s Better Bricks Commercial Real Estate Awards, earning Retail Project of...

Leveraging the BAS

Leveraging the BAS


Consulting-Specifying Engineer

May 07, 2015

Associate Principal and Senior Electrical Engineer David Chesley offers insight into the application of building automation systems (BAS), and how they were used to control...

Coming soon: A peek at the James Beard Public Market design


Portland Business Journal

Apr 24, 2015

The James Beard Market is currently under development. Snøhetta unveiled renderings to the public in June, and provided design details about the much-anticipated project. To read...

CLSB Honors and Awards


Apr 21, 2015

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower (CO Architects with SERA Architects) continues to receive accolades, most recently earning the ...

Stevens Library achieves Net-Zero Energy Building Certification


Feb 18, 2015

Sacred Heart Lower and Middle School’s Stevens Library (WRNS Studio) in Atherton, CA has achieved Net-Zero Energy Building Certification (NZEB) by the...

Affordable Living Design Competition


DC Living Building Challenge Collaborative

Feb 12, 2015

The DC Living Building Challenge Collaborative, in collaboration with the DC Department of Housing and Community Development and the District Department of the Environment, have...

Banfield Pet Hospital shows Vancouver campus plan


The Columbian

Feb 05, 2015

Banfield Pet Hospital’s new 17.5-acre corporate campus in east Vancouver will include three office buildings designed by one of the Northwest’s top architects, a...

How Hood River Students Help Run Their Super-Green School


Portland Monthly

Jan 28, 2015

Hood River Middle School’s Music and Science Building (Opsis Architecture) is featured in Portland Monthly. As the first public school building to...

The CEOs Speak


Jan 10, 2015

Interface Engineering is proud to be a sponsor of the second annual Net Positive Energy + Water Conference, January 22-23 in San Francisco. Join ...

Overhauling the World’s Busiest Border Crossing is No Small Feat


Engineering News-Record

Dec 23, 2014

The San Ysidro US Land Port of Entry is the busiest border crossing in the world, serving 150,000 people per day. The facility remained...

The Importance of BIM in Laboratory Design


Laboratory Design

Dec 10, 2014

Our abstract from this year’s I2SL Annual Conference is featured in the current issue of Laboratory Design. Written by Principal John McMichael and JE Dunn’s...

Bricktastic LEGO Build-Off


Dec 01, 2014

Members of our Portland Community Outreach team are gearing up for the inaugural Bricktastic LEGO Build-Off! Hosted by LRS Architects, this friendly competition...

Autodesk University


Dec 01, 2014

Creating energy performance models often requires multiple analysis programs to complete. Using Revit to create a single model that can be exported to various programs...

Ground Zero


High Performing Buildings

Nov 01, 2014

Portland Community College’s Newberg Education Center (LEED Platinum) is featured in High Performing Buildings. ...

The Path to Net-Zero


Nov 01, 2014

Hood River Middle School’s Music and Science Building (Opsis Architecture), the first net-zero energy public school in the country, is in the spotlight...

CSU Maritime Academy New Dining Hall Ribbon Cutting


Oct 24, 2014

The CSU Maritime Academy New Dining Hall (Flad Architects) team celebrates the grand opening at a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 24. This was a highly...

Habitat for Humanity


Oct 17, 2014

Members of our Portland Community Outreach Group recently lent a hand and a hammer for Habitat for Humanity’s 171st and Division development, where a total...

Comparison of Integrated Simulation Tools for LEED v4


Daylight Credit Assessment

Oct 03, 2014

Dr. Ladan Ghobad, Sustainable Design / Energy Specialist with the Washington, DC Office of Interface Engineering, will present on climate-based daylight modeling. She will give an...

2014 EcoDistrict Summit


Sep 24, 2014

Each year, the EcoDistricts Summit unites the world’s most innovative change makers and city leaders to support, ignite and further define the global movement to...
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