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Seattle Business magazine is now accepting entries for its 2013 Green Washington Awards. The awards recognize companies, nonprofits and government institutions taking significant and/or innovative steps to reduce our impact on the environment. We encourage you to enter. Entries will be judged by a team of leaders in the sustainability sector that includes Tom Ranken, CEO of Washington Clean Technology Alliance. Winners will be selected in a range of categories, and the top 50 finalists will be honored at an awards banquet in October 2013 and will be featured in the November 2013 issue of Seattle Business magazine. Read More…
The Washington State Office of Financial Management is initiating a Request for Proposals from firms interested in participating in a project to evaluate approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The RFP is a result of a bill requested by Governor Inslee and passed by the legislature (ESSSB 5802).
In 2008, recognizing these threats to the state, the legislature enacted E2SSHB 2815 to create a framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Washington. The legislation sets statewide GHG reductions limits to:
- 1990 levels by 2020.
- 25 percent below 1990 levels in 2035.
- 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2015 or 70 percent below the State’s expected emissions that year. Read More…
Nominations for the third annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards are now being accepted. Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate your organization or others with your community who have not only emerged as solid enterprises, but are agile enough to stay ahead of the curve in your respective industries.
Snohomish County PUD has announced educational sessions dealing with its solar programs to be held in late May.
Everett, WA – Are you interested in learning about the financial and environmental benefits that come with owning your own solar energy system? Join Snohomish County Public Utility District this month for informational sessions about the utility’s Solar Express program, which offers a range of incentives and educational support for customers interested in solar energy. The utility’s program covers both solar photovoltaic (PV or solar electric) systems and solar hot water systems. In the past three years, the number of solar units has tripled in Snohomish County. Read More…
Free Haul-Away of Your Old Fridge or Freezer
Everett, WA — Recycle your old fridge or freezer this spring or summer, and you’ll have a chance to double your savings. Getting rid of an energy-wasting unit can save you up to $200 in energy costs annually. If you recycle a fridge/freezer before July 31, you’ll be automatically entered in monthly drawings for a chance to win $200 off your PUD bill. Plus you’ll be eligible to win weekly drawings for LED lighting packets (valued at $50 each). Start your spring cleaning by getting rid of your fridge/freezer – you’ll create some extra storage space and start saving! Read More…
Snohomish County PUD customers can keep their bills in check this season by following a few easy steps. There are countless ways to save money and help the environment at the same time.
- Unplug any 2nd refrigerators not in use (or move items to primary refrigerator).
- Defrost your freezer when ice or frost build-up is ¼ inch or thicker.
- Set your water heater temperature no higher than 120° F.
- Use resource-efficient appliances. Look for the Energy Star label.
- Install low-flow showerheads and low-flow faucet aerators.
- Repair leaking or dripping hot water faucets.
- Use your microwave instead of your oven whenever possible.
- Use small cooking appliances when possible – electric fry pans, toaster ovens, etc.
- When using your oven, cook more than one item at a time.
- For lighting, use LEDs and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
- Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows. Read More…
The Millennium Challenge Account – Jordan (MCA-Jordan) is a limited liability company owned by the Government of Jordan. The company was established in June 2010 to manage and implement the $275.1 million grant agreement funded by the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to help facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth. The grant is channeled to support several water and wastewater projects in Zarqa Governorate, one of Jordan’s poorest and most urbanized areas, over 5 years of the agreement (2011-2016).
MCA – Jordan intends to competitively tender the Water Network Project through six separate contracts to restructure the water supply system in Zarqa Governorate. The tender documents for the six contacts will be issued to solicit competitive proposals through the company’s Procurement Agent, the Government Tenders Department (GTD). The contracts will be offered through single step procurement including post qualification. The tax exempted contracts will be open to all contractors, whether international or local firms, except government owned companies and/or restricted companies by law or policy of the United States.
The tender documents for the six contracts (conventional construction) are expected to be released as below:
- C1 Primary and Secondary Water Networks Restructuring Contract: April 2013
- C2 Batrawi South and West Restructuring and Rehabilitation Contract: May/June 2013
- C3 Russaifah Low Restructuring and Rehabilitation Contract: May/June 2013
- C4 Russaifah High Restructuring and Rehabilitation Contract: May/June 2013
- C5 Zarqa High and Batrawi East Restructuring and Rehabilitation Contract: May/June 2013
- C6 Basateen Pumping Station and Reservoir Contract: Sept 2013
The Global Cleantech Later Stage Award evaluates the most promising later stage companies across the globe, awarding the best with the exposure they need to succeed. Companies compete in ten categories including solar, wind, water, energy efficiency, and more. The judges of the later stage award have invested over $3.5 billion into Cleantech initiatives globally.
The Later Stage Award highlights the most promising new technologies and lays the groundwork for emerging solutions yet to come. The nomination process of the GCCA 2013 Later Stage Award takes place in two phases. To win, companies must be nominated by a GCCA member cluster (the first phase).
The Washington Clean Technology Alliance is a member cluster. If you are interested in being nominated–or want to suggest a nominee–please contact Tom Ranken.
Category nomination are:
- CleanWeb/Sustainable IT
- Energy Storage/Smart Grid
- Green Building
- Lighting/Energy Efficiency Smart Cities (products & services)
- Solar & Wind Energy
- Waste Management
- Water (Resource recovery, energy, treatment, etc)
Deadline: May 1, 2013 – Deadline for phase1 member cluster nominations
Winners: Announced in Fall 2013 – event yet to be scheduled
Additional information: http://www.globalcleantech.org/awards/2012-later-stage-award-phase-1/
The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC), an Alberta funded non-profit, is sponsoring a global $35 million dollar grant initiative to support bold ideas that will make significant and verifiable GHG reductions. The first round of the submission process is now open and academia, government, industry and any one in the private sector with ideas or technologies to meet the criteria and objectives of the Grand Challenge is invited to register and submit a brief non-confidential proposal.
Complete information is available on the website:
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Piloting Engine Upgrade Technologies in the Freight Mobility Sector. The purpose of the RFP is to solicit proposals to conduct one or more pilot projects to upgrade the engines on Class 8 drayage trucks serving the Port of Seattle to meet or surpass U.S Environmental Protection Agency 2007 engine year heavy-duty engine emission standards for particulate matter (PM). Eligible technologies include but are not limited to: engine replacements, alternative fuel conversions, electrification, and after treatment systems.
You can find the RFP here.
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency RFP page is here.
Scott DeWees, Project Manager
Western Washington Clean Cities
A Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Program
1904 Third Avenue, Suite 105
Seattle, WA 98101