ECOTOPE NEWS

Westside School Gets an A for Energy Efficiency

We are reposting this news item with a link to the cover article From Church to School from the Winter 2017 issue of ASHRAE's High Performance Building magazine. Ecotope’s collaboration with SKL Architects has resulted in an impressive adaptive reuse of a West Seattle...

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Ecotope Moves Downtown

Our new office is located on First Avenue in the historic Alaska Trade Building. The space features a new Ecotope-designed mechanical system, lovely interior design courtesy of Rice Fergus Miller, and amazing views of Mt Rainier, the port and Pike Place Market. We are...

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Ecotope Part of Award Winning Energy Code Team

The Department of Energy honored five individuals with the Jeffrey A. Johnson award for their successful collaboration on the 2015 Washington State Energy Code amendments.  The award was presented at the National Energy Codes Conference to Gary Nordeen, Washington...

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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 Engineering and Design group as a nationally...

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Apple Pie Champion

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 front desk staff and it was the first...

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Issaquah Fire Station in the News

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 by incorporating...

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Stack House Wins Again

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 system in the...

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Opt Outside Ecotope Style

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 blessed with wet & muddy trails as...

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