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A Green Central Hub for Sustainable Architecture News, Views, Ideas and Discussion

September 09, 2009 19:48 ET

CollinsWoerman Launches Green Central: a New Online Hub of Ideas for Architecting a Greener World

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - Did you know that buildings can emit more carbon dioxide than cars, burning oxygen and giving off CO2 like human beings? Are you aware that integrating the batteries of electric cars into building design can support the energy requirements of an entire apartment block?

A visit to Green Central could put you in the sustainable know. Introducing: Green Central, CollinsWoerman's online resource for the latest in green building ideas, news, projects and trends. Green Central offers users a nod to the recent green past and a gateway to the future of sustainable architecture.

For example, you may have gazed at Seattle's Central Library as an architectural marvel, but missed the high-performance glaze on over five football fields of micro-shaded glass and steel mesh. At Green Central, you can read how the LEED® Silver certified Central Library project not only harvests solar energy and rainwater, but offers an array of social benefits in its open space design. Not to be overlooked are page-turning ideas like automated book sorting.

You might also be surprised to discover that the technology to achieve net zero energy and water consumption exists today. With vision, forethought and analysis, dedicated architects can future-proof community development.

Just ask CollinsWoerman's co-founders Arlan Collins and Mark Woerman, along with sustainable development specialists Steve Moddemeyer, and Lucia Athens who led the city of Seattle's green building program for 10 years. Together, they lead a roster of world-class architects who invite you to virtually tour a dynamic portfolio of award-winning architectural design solutions, from mixed use and commercial architecture to pacesetting health care, science and technology, community planning, and interiors projects. CollinsWoerman delivers economic and community value through smart design.

At Green Central, you'll find the future of sustainable architecture is as emerald green as the city of Seattle. Drop by the Green Newsstand for constantly updating headlines from around the world of green architecture and the best of green tweets from the online Twitterverse. Check the latest on the Green Central blog. Bookmark or download one of numerous green guides, features and reports including "Top Ten Trends in Green Building" fresh off the presses from Lucia Athen's upcoming book.

Explore the possibilities for your own green projects at Green Central at To link to CollinsWoerman Green Central, visit the Link to Us page at

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