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We try to keep a pulse on the local community, and here are some past and present efforts we’re involved with:

Seattle 2030 District

A diverse collection of property owners, building managers, design professionals, ESCOs, utilities, public agencies, and non-profits all dedicated to improving energy performance, water use and vehicle miles traveled within Seattle’s downtown core. The 2030 District emphasizes private sector innovation, knowledge and resource sharing, and incentives to prove the business case for sustainability. We are particularly involved with information systems that will track progress for both the District leadership and its members. And Jared was elected to the inaugural Board of Directors in September 2011.

What Makes it Green?

Jared co-chaired the 2010 version of What Makes it Green?, which celebrates sustainable architecture in the Pacific Northwest, and recognizes projects that demonstrate the highest integrated accomplishments in the domains of Planet, People and Prosperity. The program seeks to further the practice of architecture through education, especially with inspired storytelling, knowledge sharing and public dialogue. Winning projects should combine inspired design, systems analysis, innovative processes, and performance evaluation.

Columbia City Business Association

Jared’s neighborhood in Seattle … he serves on the business development committee and helps deal with a variety of topics including parking, pedestrian infrastructure, housing and demographic trends, business retention, and business attraction.