The Power of Water

Dave Santen

Viewers of Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards were treated to a spectacle of dazzle, drama and power straight out of the Pacific Northwest.

We’re speaking, of course, of the Coates Kokes-produced TV spot for CleanHydro, which debuted during the ceremony.*

“Snow Melts” is the latest in a series of four commercials for our client Northwest RiverPartners that tell the story of hydro by highlighting the power of water.

This great renewable resource provides affordable, clean electricity to Read more…

Solar Hits New ‘Heights’

Lance Heisler

Cutbacks at print and broadcast media outlets in Portland and an emphasis on digital content have demanded we think beyond traditional tactics and change the way we practice public relations. We have been transformed into visual content producers as well as writers, strategists and professionals pitching story ideas to reporters. We know that by offering photos, videos or infographics to the news media, we can help them supplement their ever-demanding and evolving jobs, and we have more success Read more…

Fields of Energy

Mike Sheen

One of the best things about living in Portland is access to great places just outside the city. For me, this access comes by way of my motorcycle, a 2002 Triumph Tiger. Over the years we’ve been on lots of fun adventures together, riding all over the Pacific Northwest. But one of my favorite rides is to head east to the high desert around Condon, Oregon. One of the best things about living in Portland is access Read more…

The Oregon/SW Washington BetterBricks Awards 2010

The seventh annual Oregon/SW Washington BetterBricks Awards honored a total of 12 green building professionals. Over 250 people attended the event at the Nines yesterday morning and were inspired by words of wisdom from the winners. Portland Read more…

Expanding Avista’s Energy Efficiency Outreach to New Audiences

Christina Bertalot

For years now we’ve helped Avista get the word out about energy efficiency and the programs and incentives they offer. We’ve engaged the likes of general homeowners, low-income customers and business customers, to name a few.

But we’ve never been asked to focus on renters. And even more specifically—college renters. Avista wanted to create Read more…

Bringing Energy Efficient Design To The Drawing Board

Our client, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s BetterBricks initiative, sought to change the way architects and engineers approach their work – and one another – in order to design more efficient buildings. Our task was to inspire the design community to learn more about integrated design – a process that emphasizes energy early in the design process to ensure each decision supports the creation of a sustainable, efficient buildings.

Most architects and engineers talk about integrated design, but achieving it Read more…