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Fast Company: Centerpiece of Microsoft’s Expansion is 550 Feet Underground

Microsoft’s Thermal Energy Center is the unlikely centerpiece of a 3-million-square-foot addition to the tech giant’s campus in Redmond, Washington. The building will be the hub of the expansion’s new energy system, which will power the campus almost entirely through electricity provided by geothermal energy exchanges. more>

Microsoft: Reducing Embodied Carbon in Construction

As the Campus Modernization project moves forward, Microsoft continues to focus on reducing carbon impacts along the way. This white paper provides an inside look at how the project teams are reducing embodied carbon during the construction of new buildings and data centers. more>

Geekwire: Governor Tours Mary’s Place Shelter

Jeff Bezos played host to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee in a recent tour of the Mary’s Place family shelter that is attached to Amazon’s corporate headquarters campus in Seattle. Since GLY completed the shelter a year ago, it has provided safe place for 700 guests experiencing homelessness, served more than 130,000 meals, and much more. more>

DJC: SAAS CUB Project Wins AIA Award

Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences Cardinal Union Building [CUB], designed by Seattle-based LMN Architects and built by GLY, is one of seven winners of the 2021 Interior Architecture Awards of the American Institute of Architects. more>

Microsoft Redmond Campus Modernization Construction Update

It’s been over two years since construction began on Microsoft’s East campus modernization effort in Puget Sound. Check out the incredible progress since the last update. more>

Microsoft: Unusual ‘Machine in the Woods’ Taps Clean Energy

Microsoft’s Thermal Energy Center will make use of an innovative Geoexchange system – heating and cooling new buildings with an untraditional clean energy source: the constant temperature below the earth’s surface. The system, comprised of 875 geowells, 220 miles of piping, and 65-foot tanks that can store 280,000 gallons of water as thermal energy, is expected to reduce energy consumption in Redmond by more than 50% when compared to a typical utility plant. more>

DJC: Project FutureCare Special Edition

Construction recently completed at Overlake’s campus in Bellevue, with a five-story, 240,000-square-foot expansion that will see its first patients in early February. The project team provides insight on the planning, design, and construction of the phased expansion in a series of articles in the DJC’s special feature. more>