Ecotope News

Now, That’s a Nice Fish

Shawn Ling Cod

Shawn Oram, working in Sitka on projects for Rice Fergus Miller: US Forest Service and MRV : Kettleson Library, took some extra time to explore the wonders of Alaska.  He enjoyed some hiking and sight seeing before landing this ling … continue reading »

Next Step Home Sells

Dwell house

 (photo by Dwell Development)

Dwell Development announces the sale of a new home which participated in Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and Washington State University  Next Step Home program . Ecotope teamed with NEEA focusing on CO2 heat pump installations in Single … continue reading »

Ecotope Presents Research Methods at IEPEC


Three members from Ecotope travelled to Long Beach, CA, in August to present at the IEPEC Conference [href=””]. Poppy Storm presented a Methodology for Commercial Code Compliance Evaluation [href=””]. Ben Hannas presented an updated methodology for billing analysis … continue reading »

Big Data and Big Fun in Goldendale


Several Ecotope staff attended the Data Not Dogma (DND) conference in Goldendale,WA in August. They contributed to furthering the cause of data analysis in understanding home performance with presentations on CO2 HPWH by Ben Larson, Heat Pump Water Heating … continue reading »

Ecotope’s Innovative Design Near Beacon Hill Light Rail

Denning HPWH

The Daily Journal of Commerce just reported that the Denning, a 46 unit apartment building, is fully leased. The project was designed to achieve a very high level of energy and resource efficiency for a relatively modest budget. The building includes … continue reading »

The Project Next Door

Demolition at 4041 Roosevelt

It doesn’t happen very often that one of our Design Team projects gets built close to the office but this summer Ecotope will be front and center on the construction of the 4041 Roosevelt Building right next door.  On … continue reading »

Almost the US Open


Henry Odum and Shawn Oram represented Ecotope at the ASHRAE Golf Field Day on Friday, June 6.  The annual event benefits ASHRAE Research which funds thousands of projects including topics in the areas of human comfort and the properties … continue reading »

West Seattle Multifamily Earns LEED Gold

Junction in West Seattle

Ecotope provided design-assist mechanical engineering, energy consulting, and commissioning for the new 4730 California Ave Apartments. The project earned a  LEED Gold certification and is complete and beginning to lease up.

Sunset Electric Wins Daily Journal of Commerce Building of the Year


“Great example of sustainable living within preservation!”; “Most amazing multi-family building ever!” These were just two of the comments posted as part of the DJC’s Building of the Year contest. The Sunset Electric building won 38% … continue reading »

Ecotope Audits the Armory


This month Ecotope will energy audit Seattle Center House (also called the Armory)at Seattle Center as part of our ongoing efforts to assist the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment in its mission to reduce the carbon footprint of … continue reading »