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Eva Otto speaks on Emerging Solutions to the Northwest Housing Crisis

Eva Otto speaks on Emerging Solutions to the Northwest Housing Crisis Wednesday February 28th 6:30pm Phinney Neighborhood Association (Lower Brick Building) As more than 1000 people are arriving to the Seattle metro area each week seeking gainful employment and the northwest lifestyle, more and more middle and lower income residents find themselves being economically stressed

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4-Steps to Installing Salvaged Kitchen Cabinets

  4- Steps to Installing Salvaged Kitchen Cabinets    Kitchens are the most renovated room in the house. Countertops and cabinets turn over more often any other household fixtures. This ends up sending a lot of good material to the landfill or to the salvage store. At Seattle’s premier salvage store, Earthwise Salvage, they receive

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Green Concrete Floor Cleaning & Refinishing

Green Concrete Finishes The first step in our green office build out was to clean and treat the floors. Karel Stephers, owner and installer at Paramount Specialty Contracting, explains in this video below his passion for concrete floors and highlights the green products we used with NO VOCs and completely biodegradable including GBS Industrial Strength Concrete

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Inclusion of Art in Community Development

Pomegranate Center is a non-profit organization specializing in community development founded by Milenco Matanovic in 1986. Milenco’s biggest motivation of founding Pomegranate Center was as an artist, he wanted to see more art in communities because he believes it influences and embellishes everyday life. Since 1986 the Pomegranate Center has worked with hundreds of communities

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Japanese Builder brings zHome to Washington

Ichijo USA is a construction company that is currently one of the largest builders home builders in Japan. Since their founding in the U.S. in 2011, they have focused on using environmentally friendly materials and providing a healthy living environment in Washington State. Ichijo was involved in building the first zero net energy home project in

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The Future of Senior Housing is the Green

  With an aging population of Baby Boomers in the USA, and aging populations in Japan and around the world, the need for senior housing is growing. That often means new construction, and in many cases developer’s are choosing to develop senior housing not only with green building practices, but also with sustainable socioeconomic factors

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