Local Business Garners BetterBricks Award for Energy Efficiency
Everett, WA – Snohomish County Public Utility District today recognized the exceptional efforts of CDi Engineers, based in Lynnwood, which was honored with a 2011 BetterBricks Award for energy efficiency projects throughout the Puget Sound region.
CDi Engineers received a BetterBricks award in the “Design Engineer” category for a broad range of work for healthcare and public facilities. The firm has worked on six LEED certified buildings in the region, including the Port Blakely Office Building in Issaquah, Microsoft’s Learning Center in Redmond and the Seattle Justice Center.
Locally, CDi Engineers worked collaboratively with the PUD and Providence Regional Medical Center (PRMC) to maximize energy savings at Providence’s new Colby campus medical tower. By working together early in the design phase to identify a range of cost-effective measures, PRMC expects to save 7.5 million kilowatt hours per year, the largest energy efficiency savings by a PUD customer in a decade.
“Following through on the principles of sustainable design takes a deep commitment to reinventing best practices and, perhaps more significantly, to changing attitudes and behaviors,” said PUD Assistant General Manager of Customer & Energy Services Jim West. “CDi is committed to a future where all design is inherently green and has been working for more than 25 years to make it a reality.”
CDi is one of several PUD business customers to receive a BetterBricks award in recent years. Last year GVA Kidder Mathews and NetRiver were honored for their energy efficiency efforts.