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BetterBricks Seattle Award Winners 2007: Congratulations

A quick note to congratulate the Seattle winners and finalists in the third annual BetterBricks Awards.

BetterBricks held its third annual awards ceremony here in Seattle this morning. I would guess that about 175 people attended the breakfast ceremony.

Keynote speaker Nancy Floyd of Nth Power gave a fascinating presentation about how the investment community views energy efficiency. Her main message was that the influx of equity capital will continue to grow and to change the new energy sector. She also noted that the next generation is in school now becoming educated and motivated to deal with the energy problem and, while BetterBricks has launched a valuable program, she looks forward to seeing what the next generation can do.

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up:


Winner: Norman Strong, MillerHull Partnership
Finalists: Mark Frankel, New Buildings Institute; Diane Sugimura, City of Seattle

Owner/Decision Maker

Winners: Douglas Howe, Touchstone; Edward Peters, Edmonds School District
Finalists: Medrice Coluccio, PeaceHealth; Sharon Coleman, Vulcan


Winner: Richard Franko, Mithun
Finalist: Lisa Rosenow, CDi Engineers

Building Operator/Service Provider

Winner: Jim Walker, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Finalist: Holly Townes, PSE (for her work at Keithly Barber Associates)

Emerging Leader

Winner: Clara Simon, UW
Finalist: Teresa Burrelsman, Callison