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March 23, 2011

The 2nd Annual South Sound Green Tour is a a community-wide event that provides the public and our industry with Inspiration, Education and Solutions for the best that sustainable design and construction have to offer.
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, South Sound Chapter invites you to participate in our first annual EcoExpo 2011, as part of the event at Site #1, LOTT Alliance.  Exhibitors will include many of the same sponsors, suppliers and vendors that have helped to produce some of the Greenest projects on …

March 9, 2011

This year CVM has a new partner in the 2nd Annual South Sound Green Tour!  It’s a community-wide educational event planned for April 16 & 17, Earth Day weekend.  The Tour will showcase the “greenest” homes, buildings and businesses in our community, and demonstrate the financial sense and environmental benefit of sustainable design and construction.
The Green Tour is not just an educational event, but also a marketing and sales opportunity for participating businesses.  Last year’s Tour attracted an average of 175 visitors per site, 36,000 website visits, and new business …

March 9, 2011

New service expands our offerings to all our customers
Thurston Energy recently forged a new partnership with McSwain & Company, PS, offering a local source for tax and accounting services to all our clients. This partnership helps cement Thurston Energy’s position at the nexus of the green market economy in Thurston County, connecting professionals from various fields and backgrounds to create jobs and forge a strong community.
McSwain & Company PS was started in 1998, and has been located at their downtown Olympia office since then. …

March 8, 2011

The Pathway to Savings:

Assess current energy usage
Walk through building to understand current systems
Provide recommendations for energy efficiency upgrades
Plan and implement energy-efficiency upgrades
Measure success

After an initial discussion to explore if your business is a strong candidate for improving energy efficiency, we’ll take the next step by scheduling a joint walk-through by PSE and Thurston Energy.  The walk-through will review the building’s operating systems:

Lighting
Heating …