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Rushing was built from the ground up. Through dedication, strength, and putting humans first, a particular rush comes with putting together all of the pieces. We create, problem-solve, analyze, and eventually bring it all to life. We want to show people the Rushing difference in a way that makes an impact where people and the planet flourish.

Energy Services

LEED v4 Energy Updates Coming!

Effective March 1, 2024, USGBC is launching updates to LEED v4 that impact the energy performance assessment of LEED building projects. These updates apply to the energy prerequisite and credit of all Building Design and Construction (BD+C) – residential and commercial – and Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) projects registered after March 1.  Projects that…

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Sustainability

Seattle’s Green Horizon: An Overview of the Building Emissions Performance Standards

The Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS) proposed in Seattle sets carbon emissions targets that larger existing buildings need to achieve in the coming two to three decades. By: Nina Olivier, Manager of Sustainability Background In Seattle, buildings are one of the largest sources of climate pollution, responsible for more than a third of the city’s…

Sustainability

World Soil Day: The Wonderful World of Dirt

Tips and tricks to promote healthy dirt in your home. By: Carissa Nelson, Manager of Sustainability When thinking of how we can all help pitch in to build a healthier and more sustainable world, soil often doesn’t come to mind. Building healthy living soils is a powerful way in which we can support the health…

Energy Services

The Miller Homestead: Incremental Improvements in Home Energy Efficiency

Chasing Energy Efficiency and Electrification in a New England Home – Converting from Natural Gas to Heat Pumps By: Nathan Miller, Lead Energy Analyst & Mechanical Engineer Growing up as somewhat of a misfit in rural Maine, I always assumed I’d “escape” my native state and never look back. I only applied to west-coast colleges,…

“We understand that innovation and creativity are born through diverse design representation in problem solving.” – Rae Anne Rushing 

Meet Our Team

Manager of Electrical Engineering: Andrew Blackwell

Andrew Blackwell, Manager of Electrical Engineering at Rushing, has been with the company since 2022 and is a licensed Professional Engineer (Electrical). How did you get into Electrical Engineering? Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had an interest in engineering, and it was largely due to my mom’s profession as a computer engineer at…

Sustainability

National Indoor Plant Week 2023

Happy National Indoor Plant Week!! We love indoor plants; they offer multiple benefits, both for your physical well-being and the environment. Here are some of the advantages of raising indoor plants: Improved Air Quality: Indoor plants remove harmful pollutants from the air, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene. They also mirror…

Expertise

Updates on Refrigerant Phase Out Webinar

Last week, Rushing hosted a webinar regarding the Updates on the Refrigerant Phase Out for Washington State. We hope you found value in the discussion and have included links to the slide deck and session recording below. We’ve also included a link to the Washington State Department of Ecology Informational Guidebook as an additional resource….

Expertise

Rushing Capabilities Statement

Rushing – Capability Statement – August 2023

Thought Leadership

World Water Week 2023

World Water Week – August 20-24 Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World  Rushing celebrates World Water Week 2023 which focuses this year on innovations in design during a time of unprecedented challenges. Planning for various water uses within a building is becoming a high priority. This is due to the increasing cost…

“We pride ourselves on inclusion, sharing a space in which everyone has a voice and a seat at the table.” – Rae Anne Rushing

Sustainability

Health Is Wealth

The business case for wellness protocols in the built environment. By: Carissa Nelson and Nina Olivier We all know the research, the built environment plays a crucial role in our health and well-being, but is there a business case that supports the investment of a focus on occupant health through Wellness protocols like WELL &…