Ecotope News

Announcing New Leadership


Ecotope Inc. is pleased to announce that Jonathan Heller will now lead the company as President. Jonathan has been principal engineer and a board member since 2007. He began working at Ecotope in 1986, and developed the … continue reading »

Get Ready for DOAS


Ecotope’s teams contributed research and expertise to NEEA’s efforts to move the Washington State Code toward energy efficient solutions for Northwest climates. Using dedicated outdoor air systems in our climate will allow buildings to ventilate without expending unneeded energy … continue reading »

Vote for Bellevue Youth Theater!


It’s time for the Daily Journal of Commerce Building of the Year contest! DJC staffers have selected 10 new buildings in the Seattle area as candidates for the award. The list includes the Bellevue Youth Theater at Crossroads Park in … continue reading »

Apple Pie Champion

Winning Pie 11-15

Charlotte Trelease finally won Ecopie, the semi-biannual pie baking contest, after her 5th attempt.  The win is exceptional in several ways: she is the first female winner in a field dominated by men, this is the first win for the … continue reading »

Issaquah Fire Station in the News

Outside photo by Greg Skaggs

Jon Heller’s article on Issaquah Fire Station 72 titled “Here’s how we slashed one station’s energy use by 75%” appeared in the DJC yesterday. The article outlines how Ecotope successfully reduced energy use in this typically energy-intensive building … continue reading »

Stack House Wins Again

Spike Mafford Photography

Spike Mafford Photography

Congratulations to the Design Team for winning the 2015 National ASHRAE Technology Award First Place for Residential Buildings for Stack House a multifamily project with Vulcan & Runberg Architects.  An innovative Reverse Cycle Chiller heat pump … continue reading »

Opt Outside Ecotope Style

2015 hike

Ecotope staff enjoyed their yearly bonding hike to Lake 22 on October 9th. We believe  that REI  is modelling their Black Friday “Opt Outside” campaign on our annual hike, fondly known in the office as Wet Friday. We have been … continue reading »

Energy Efficient Assisted Living in Gig Harbor

Heron's Key

Emerald Communities has broken ground on the first phase of the Heron’s Key Continuing Care Retirement Community in Gig Harbor. Ecotope developed the energy efficiency approach and mechanical systems design for the project; working with Rice Fergus Miller Architects.

Says Ecotope … continue reading »

HPWH Lab Assessment Report Released

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) contracted with Ecotope, Inc. and Cascade Engineering Services, Inc. to conduct a laboratory assessment of the Stiebel-Eltron Accelera 220 E heat pump water heater (HPWH) for northern climate installations. Cascade Engineering evaluated the Accelera 220 E using … continue reading »

Davis Takes Metering Research to Europe

Switzerland 2015

Bob Davis attended the 8th annual EEDAL International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting in Lucerne, Suisse in late August.  This bi-annual conference convenes at various European locations and addresses efficiency of domestic appliances and lighting. Ecotope’s … continue reading »