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February 2013
The Wilshire Grand hotel and office tower in Los Angeles, a Brightworks project, will be the tallest building in the US west of the Mississippi. Article from the LA Times announcing the project.

October 2012
Facebook's Prineville Data Center wins the 2012 Fast Company Innovation by Design Award for best space. Earth Advantage's new green building certification for small commercial buildings.
Read the article or read more news about our work on Facebook Prineville.

September 2012
Brightworks becomes a preferred partner for Earth Advantage's new green building certification for small commercial buildings.
Read the article.

July/August 2012
Brightworks founder and CEO Scott Lewis suggests integrated design alone - without aggressive sustainability vision - is not sufficient.
Read the article.

May 2012
Nicole Isle of Brightworks discusses biomimicry in the design world with DJC Oregon.
Read the interview.

April 2012
Brightworks Founder Questions Integrated Design in New Article for The Journal of Green Building
Learn more about backcasting.

March 2012
The Oregonian profiles Brightworks' Enterprise Solutions business.
Read the profile: "Brightworks targets a new vein of sustainability".

March 2012
Brightworks named amongst "Best for the World" businesses by B Lab, the creator of B Corps.
Read the release: "Brightworks recognized for environmental leadership".

February 2012
Senior Sustainability Advisor Chris Forney on green building leadership in Sustainable Business Oregon.
Read the column: "Transforming the debate on green building leadership".

January 2012
Sustainable Business Oregon on our work with Facebook's award-winning Prineville data center.
Read the story: "Facebook Prineville center gets 'best green building' award".

December 2011
Brightworks' Heath Blount on the cost savings and tenant appeal of retrofitting existing buildings.
Read the story: "Retrofits reap rewards for both landlords and tenants".

September 2011
The OHSU Center for Health and Healing Earns Second Platinum Rating.
Learn more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

August 2011
Western Oregon University's new residence hall achieves LEED Platinum.
Learn more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

July 2011
California State University, Chico greens its new residential complex.
Read the press release.

June 2011
Portland State University receives its first LEED Platinum certification.
Learn more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

May 2011
Jackson Elementary Becomes the First School in the Country Certified LEED-EBOM Gold
Read the press release.

January 2011
First and Main becomes the first LEED Platinum Commercial Office Tower in the Pacific Northwest
Read more.

November 2010
College of San Mateo's Allied Health and Wellness Building Achieves LEED Gold
Read more.

October 2010
Jessica Green, Seattle Regional Director, speaks with Sustainable Industries on the sustainability landscape of the west coast.
Read the story: "Who's Got Sustainability in Their DNA?"

October 2010
Clorox Company corporate headquarters certified LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance.
Read more.

August 2010
Brightworks' Annie Argento offers a glimpse into why landlords may want to consider greening their rental properties in the Los Angeles Times.
Read the story: "A Renter's Guide to Eco-friendly Living".

August 2010
425 Market Street Certified LEED Gold for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance.
Read Brightworks' press release on the achievement.

May 2010
Fast Company Takes on Brightworks' Design Challenge with Biomimicry.
Learn more about the challenge and our response.
Learn more about Brightworks' Biomimicry education.

April 2010
Brightworks' Chris Forney in the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce on his work on the STARS rating system for sustainability in transportation planning.

March 2010
Rosedale Elementary - Among the First LEED Gold for Schools projects in America.
Read Brightworks' press release about Rosedale Elementary.
Read about Rosedale in School Construction News.
Rosedale named Project of the Week in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.

January 2010
The first LEED Platinum Certified Car Dealership in the U.S.

December 2009
The first LEED Platinum Aquatic Center in the United States.

September 2009 - Brightworks partners with PPI
Brightworks Sustainability Advisors partners with national education provider PPI to offer national LEED exam training workshops.

August 2009
Two LEED Silver additions to the California skyline.

July 2009 - Portland Business Journal
Brightworks CEO Scott Lewis on the Climate Bill.

July 2009 - Sustainable Industries Journal
Brightworks Sustainability Advisor Erin Leitch on her participation in the Biomimicry Institute's 2YC Certificate Program.

June 2009
Washington State University's Compton Union Building receives LEED Silver Certification.

May 2009 - Portland Business Journal
Brightworks CEO Scott Lewis on Portland's sustainability consulting market.

March 2009 - Sustainable Industries Journal
Brightworks CEO Scott Lewis' commentary on climate change and sustainable buildings.

December 2008
901 5th Avenue Certified LEED Silver for Existing Buildings.

November 2008
Gerding Edlen's Los Angeles Office Achieves LEED Silver for Commercial Interiors.

August 2008
Atwater Place and Pacific University's Berglund Hall Reach LEED Gold Certification.

April 2008
The Casey is the World's First LEED Platinum Highrise Condominium.

April 2008
Luma is the Second LEED Gold Condo in California.

August 2007
Portland's Brewery Blocks Receive Final Certification.

February 2007
OHSU Center for Health and Healing is the First LEED Platinum Highrise in the World.