Looking to Nature to Mitigate Polluted Runoff

Director of Sustainability Alexandra Ramsden and her Biomimicry Puget Sound co-founder, Jennifer Barnes, introduce a less explored strategy with great potential in stormwater mitigation: Evaporation. Their article focuses on how to learn from our local ecology to reduce polluted stormwater runoff [...]

2016-09-01T13:31:40-07:00August 3, 2015|

Engineers Doing Art at Rushing!

We've been busy getting creative during the last month as Engineers Doing Art at Rushing, and we're excited to see the end results of everyone's hard work!

2016-05-25T11:24:36-07:00April 22, 2015|

It’s Kickball Season!

Kickball season got under way last week for the Rushing team. The double-header resulted in a split 1-1. We're looking forward to another win this Thursday!

2016-02-11T10:50:01-08:00April 13, 2015|

Rushing Selected as King County Small Business Award Finalist!

 Rushing is a finalist for the 2014 King County Small Business Awards! We are one of three finalists in the Workforce Development category.The Workforce Development award recognizes businesses that provide opportunities for skill development, partnerships with community organizations, and innovative practices [...]

2017-03-22T08:32:13-07:00September 26, 2014|

Interactive Biomimicry Session at the 2014 Built Green Conference

Built Green has invited Director of Sustainability Alexandra Ramsden to speak at their 2014 conference! She and fellow Biomimicry Puget Sound co-founder Jennifer Barnes will lead an interactive, educational session introducing the Life’s Principles sustainability framework. Utilizing lessons from the [...]

2016-09-01T13:34:45-07:00September 4, 2014|

Stack House Wins Major LEED Award!

Photo credit to Michael Walmsley PhotographyStack House has won the distinction of Outstanding Multifamily Project of the Year for the 2013 LEED for Homes Awards from the US Green Building Council!Rushing provided design-build electrical engineering and full lighting design for [...]

2017-03-22T08:32:13-07:00April 23, 2014|

New Requirements for Built Green Certification

Built Green requirements are changing! Starting March 1, 2014, all levels of Built Green certification will require a third party verifier. This is a shift from the previous standard which required that only projects seeking 4- or 5-Star certification receive third-party verification. [...]

2016-03-29T10:25:28-07:00February 4, 2014|

Major Changes for Green Roofs

Did you know that green roofs cannot exceed 15,625 sf for any single area, per local fire code?The 2012 International Fire Code (IFC) adopted by both the State of Washington and the City of Seattle introduces new standards for green [...]

2016-03-28T23:12:38-07:00January 23, 2014|

Viktoria’s VRF System

Construction of Viktoria at 1915 2nd Avenue is nearing completion. During a site visit last week, Haley Krommenhoek snapped some great shots of the air-cooled VRF components installed on the roof (top photo) and in the garage (bottom photo).The rooftop photo [...]

2016-02-11T10:51:29-08:00January 14, 2014|