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2011-08-04 07:00:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quadrant Homes has selected two outstanding Puget Sound communities as winners in the company's first-ever Sustainability Challenge. Home owners' associations (HOAs) in the Mt. Si Cottages (Snoqualmie) and Acadia community (Everett) will be awarded $2,000 each toward community improvement goals. The grant challenge, launched in late 2010, is part of Quadrant's Friends of Quadrant Homes program, which focuses on increasing education,...

2011-05-10 07:00:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from King County affirms that, after a 12-year monitoring program, environmental systems put in place by Quadrant Homes to protect water quality, fish and wildlife and other environmental features at Trilogy and Redmond Ridge have been successful. "Quadrant created these two communities to become great places to live, work, and play and also to provide long-term environmental protections," said Bonnie Geers, Vice President of...

2011-04-20 12:47:00

CHICAGO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company said it will vigorously contest a complaint brought before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today by the leadership of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The complaint challenges Boeing's 2009 decision to complement its production capacity in Washington state with a new assembly plant in South Carolina and seeks to force Boeing to place its second 787 final assembly line in Puget...

2011-03-17 17:59:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Friends of Quadrant Homes, a social network started by Quadrant Homes, is launching a 90-day Sustainability Challenge to encourage commitments to sustainable practices throughout the Puget Sound region. Quadrant will award grants of $2,000 to two Homeowner Associations (HOAs), one urban (located in either City of Seattle or City of Tacoma) and one suburban (suburban locations in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish or Thurston counties)....

2011-03-10 11:30:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quadrant Homes today announced it is building a new community in the desirable West Campus area of Federal Way. Wynstone at West Campus will open March 11, showcasing distinctive home plans and designs from Quadrant's all-new Revolution Collection. Only 44 home sites will be available in this community, featuring beautiful Craftsman exteriors and spacious interiors. Many homes will feature spacious daylight basements, courtyards,...

2011-01-17 13:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing (NYSE: BA) Puget Sound has elected a new slate of board trustees for 2011. Pictured from left to right: (first row) Patty Rhodes, first-year trustee; Joyce Nugent, secretary; Andrea Hutchins, first-year trustee; and Bob Malone, treasurer; (second row) Sukari Mdogo, vice president; Robley Evans, president; Renard Burnett, first-year trustee; and Dave Hopkins, first-year trustee. Serving for two years, ECF...

2011-01-06 09:30:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of Quadrant Homes, a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, recommended that the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation award multiple grants totaling $25,000 to five different non-profit organizations serving Quadrant Homes' communities in Skagit, King, Pierce, Kitsap and Thurston counties. In partnership with the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, the Quadrant Charitable Contributions Advisory Team issued a call for proposals...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.