IMCO General Construction’s Ferndale headquarters receives LEED status

Filed on 19. Jul, 2012 in Contents

IMCO General Construction’s Ferndale headquarters receives LEED status

IMCO General Construction announced its office building and headquarters in Ferndale has been given LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED system—LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—rates and certifies building projects that incorporate sustainable construction and development practices. The IMCO building, which was completed in the summer 2010, was [...]

Washington’s “green” economy struggling through recovery

Filed on 25. Jun, 2012 in Contents

State employment officials have found evidence that the economic recession has hurt jobs relating to the development or use of environmentally friendly products. In its third study of Washington’s “green” job industry, the state Employment Security Department found green jobs declined by an estimated 18,300, or 18 percent. Officials estimated there were around 120,000 green [...]

Friendly Confines: Professionals share space, resources through Coworking LLC in the Wellspring Building

Filed on 08. May, 2012 in New Business

Friendly Confines: Professionals share space, resources through Coworking LLC in the Wellspring Building

After running a consulting firm out of her bedroom for three years, Renata Kowalczyk realized working from home was not the dream it’s sometimes thought to be. Going solo was convenient; she didn’t pay for office space or drive to work. But the isolation was distracting and made it difficult to get things done. “When [...]

The Future of Business: Conference focuses on coming changes in business world

Filed on 07. May, 2012 in Contents

The Future of Business: Conference focuses on coming changes in business world

As he presented his opening words at the start of the Future of Business conference, Jason McLennen said to believe the way business is done would not soon face massive change is pure insanity. “Huge change is coming,” he said. “Sometimes we have a hard time imagining that.” McLennen, CEO of the Cascadia Green Building [...]

Bellingham engineer Colleen Mitchell to speak at green-building conference

Filed on 17. Apr, 2012 in People On The Move

Bellingham engineer Colleen Mitchell to speak at green-building conference

Colleen Mitchell, project engineer at 2020 Engineering in Bellingham, will be a presenter at the 6th annual Living Future 2012 UnConference in Portland, Ore., on Friday, May 4. The conference is hosted by the Cascadia Green Building Council and is a forum for leaders in the green-building movement seeking to resolve global issues and provide inspiration to progress toward a sustainable [...]

Chazzzam!: New eco-friendly graphic design and sign shop opens on Ohio Street

Filed on 10. Apr, 2012 in New Business

Chazzzam!: New eco-friendly graphic design and sign shop opens on Ohio Street

Chazzzam Signs & Graphics, a sign shop co-owned by brothers Chas and Sam Malich along with Jerry Spraggins, has opened in Bellingham. The company offers clients on-site graphic design services. In addition to traditional signage such as banners, awnings, A-frames and real estate signs, Chazzzam produces custom vehicle wraps, interior artwork, trade show displays and large-format digital print [...]

Tree-cycling: ‘Treecovery’ unites builders, woodworkers with fallen and salvaged timber

Filed on 09. Mar, 2012 in New Business

Tree-cycling: ‘Treecovery’ unites builders, woodworkers with fallen and salvaged timber

Pete Nygren knows the story behind virtually every piece of wood he’s used to build his home. Maple flooring was salvaged from an old easement on Lake Louise Road south of Bellingham. Maple cabinetry came out of a tree that used to stand just outside his kitchen window. Spruce in the ceiling of his master [...]

Sustainable Connections launches monthly business networking series

Filed on 17. Feb, 2012 in Contents

Sustainable Connections launches monthly business networking series

Update (Feb. 20): Changes have been made to this story to reflect rescheduled dates for these events.  The Bellingham nonprofit Sustainable Connections is starting a series of monthly breakfast and networking meetings for local business owners. The first meeting is scheduled for 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. [...]

Sustainable Connections opens registration for Future of Business Conference

Filed on 15. Feb, 2012 in Contents

Sustainable Connections opens registration for Future of Business Conference

Registration is now open for Sustainable Connections’ Future of Business Conference, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at Whatcom Community College. The conference is an annual forum for local businesses and organizations to share profitable business ideas that benefit the community and the environment, organizers say. It will [...]

Workers learning skills under new director at Appliance Depot

Filed on 10. Feb, 2012 in Contents

Workers learning skills under new director at Appliance Depot

Donations to Appliance Depot have dropped significantly in recent months, so new director Thoren Rogers has actually started telling people: Stop recycling. “It is risky,” he said. “But it grabs the attention.” Rogers took over the director position in January after joining the depot as a job coach and operations manager in 2007. Appliance Depot [...]

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