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Mayor Bowser Announces New Solar Financing Program for DC Businesses

Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the District’s first energy efficiency and clean energy finance program, DC PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Commercial. The program will provide 100 percent financing for businesses and commercial property owners to install clean energy upgrades, with no out-of-pocket payments

City acquires Greenwood property for Community Park

Property will offer park space adjacent to the new Greenwood Library. Today Mayor Ed Murray announced the acquisition of property at 8118 Greenwood Ave. N. for a new park in the Greenwood-Phinney neighborhood. The deal closed on July 1, 2015.

NGBS Green Certified Homes Receive Interest Rate Reduction in Washington State

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission recognizes NGBS Green Certification (Silver level and higher) as one option for meeting the requirements of the Energy Spark Home Loan program. Energy Spark provides a .25 interest rate reduction for qualifying buyers of energy-efficient homes and home improvements. NGBS is recognized alongside Northwest Energy Star Homes, LEED, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, Passive House, and Built Green.

Gov. Inslee praises five “Solar Communities”

Bellevue, Edmonds, Kirkland, Mercer Island, and Seattle recognized for increasing residential solar energy installations through reduced costs, streamlined permitting

Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund public hearing postponed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The public meeting for the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee to gather input on proposed Levy Opportunity Fund projects, scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2013 at Miller Community Center, has been postponed.

Plan to Double U.S. Energy Productivity by 2030 Through Energy Efficiency Announced Today

SEATTLE - February 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Alliance to Save Energy’s Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy announced this morning at a National Press Club media briefing its plan to double the United States’ energy productivity by the year 2030. Alliance co-chairs U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) and National Grid U.S. President Tom King released the commission’s

Reichert and Van Hollen to Serve as Co-Chairs of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency...

Washington, DC - February 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus announced that Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) will serve as Caucus Co-Chairs in the 113th Congress.

City Light Meeting, Exceeding Renewable Energy, Conservation Goals

SEATTLE - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Seattle City Light has significantly exceeded its energy conservation and renewable energy targets for the first compliance periods of Initiative 937 and is well on its way to meeting the state’s renewable energy targets through 2020

Seattle promotes innovation in achieving energy efficiency

SEATTLE, WA - October 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Mayor McGinn announced an innovative approach to helping commercial electric utility customers achieve energy savings. The Mayor announced a three- year pilot project that will test an energy conservation concept known as "pay for performance."

Seattle City Light Seeks Proposals for Renewable Energy

SEATTLE, WA - September 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Seattle City Light issued a request for proposals today for up to 150,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy or renewable energy credits per year, beginning in 2020.

Seattle’s Green Building EVOLUTION

Seattle, WA - January 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City Green Building team takes an exciting new step in 2012. Beginning in January, part of the “green team” will join forces with the Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE). Staff focused on policy development will become part of OSE, and those focused on green codes and permitting will stay with the Department of Planning and Development (DPD), as part of the Operations Division. As this next step unfolds, both DPD and OSE will continue to develop and implement innovative approaches to building sustainable neighborhoods.

Brandon Green Companies make finding Washington DC real estate a snap with IDX Broker...

EUGENE, OR - July 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to welcome Brandon Green and Brandon Green Companies to the growing network of real estate professionals using the revolutionary IDX Broker software on their websites. Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS) listings are now seamlessly integrated onto Green's search page, making thousands of detailed property listings instantly available for home seekers and potential clients. With his customized IDX solution, Green can host one of the most dynamic and informative real estate websites and searches for Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia buyers.

Home Electricity Reports to Reach More Customers Starting May 10

SEATTLE, WA - May 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Seattle City Light is expanding an energy use tracking service that helped about 18,000 customers save $477,000 on their energy bills last year.

Enterprise and Washington State Housing Finance Commission Launch Washington Green Communities Retrofit Loan Fund

COLUMBIA, MD - June 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) have partnered to create the Washington Green Communities Retrofit Loan Fund, a $2 million financing pool available to owners of multifamily affordable housing properties in the state of Washington.

Bellingham, Seattle & King County Win Recovery Act Funds to Turn Public Housing Green

WASHINGTON, DC - September 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Donovan today announced that the Bellingham, Seattle and Snohomish County housing authorities have been awarded a total of $21,295,483 in Recovery Act competitive grant funds to make three housing complexes "green."

Seattle ranks number one as green city

SEATTLE, WA - July 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The city of Seattle is the No. 1 large city for environmental stewardship and sustainability, according to a new "Smarter Cities" survey released by the Smarter Cities Project of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Grand opening of Green & Affordable Homes named in honor of former chair Bart...

Seattle, WA - June 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) - The Grand Opening celebration for The Bart Harvey, in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, is scheduled for Wednesday July 8. The event will take place at the Bart Harvey Housing site, located at 430 Minor Ave. N. in Seattle, with a brief program from 3:30 PM until 5:00 PM.

Green Building Initiative: saving energy for homes and businesses

SEATTLE, WA - April 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels today announced a multitiered strategy to save energy and shrink the amount of climate pollution from Seattle's buildings and homes. Launched today on Earth Day, the Green Building Capital Initiative:

Seattle No. 1 Green Building City in the Country

Tally of LEED certified buildings puts Seattle ahead of the nation SEATTLE - The U.S. Green Building Council, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization, determined that...

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KCHA spearheads successful effort to preserve nine subdized apartment complexes in...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- When a portfolio of nine privately owned Section 8-assisted housing complexes located in five counties scattered across Washington state was offered for sale last spring, the King County Housing Authority spearheaded a collaborative effort to purchase it. The housing authorities of Bremerton, Grays Harbor County, Yakima, and Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee participated in assuring the preservation of a total of 337 homes within the various communities.

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Calmwater Capital Originates $7.6 Million Loan for WSU Student Housing

Calmwater Capital, a leading national direct real estate lender, has provided $7.6 million in senior debt to Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate, LLC to acquire and upgrade a student housing complex near Washington State University. The 184-bed property, known as College Crest Apartments, is located at 1555 NE Merman Drive in Pullman, Washington.