Partners of the Center for Integrated Design are leaders whose pooled investments in the Center will return numerous benefits. Partners steer the general direction of the Center and its activities, guide the research activities of the IDL, have unique early access to information generated by the IDL research and guidance activities, and gain priority access to the Center’s Discovery Commons’ outreach space and activities. Partners benefit from pooled membership gifts to the Center that leverage federal, university, and industry funded research. Center for Integrated Design Partnerships are available at three levels, Founding Partners, Senior Partners, and Partners.
Current Founding Partners
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance of more than 140 Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations working on behalf of more than 13 million energy consumers. NEEA leverages its strong regional partnerships to effect market transformation by accelerating the adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices. Since 1997, NEEA and its partners – including Avista Utilities, Bonneville Power Administration, Chelan County PUD, Clark Public Utilities, Cowlitz PUD, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Energy Trust of Oregon, Idaho Power, NorthWestern Energy, Pacific Power, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light, Snohomish County Public Utilities, and Tacoma Power –have saved enough energy to power more than 700,000 homes each year.
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The Bullitt Foundation
The Bullitt Foundation seeks to catalyze the changes necessary to create a sustainable future. The Foundation looks for high risk, high potential payoff opportunities to exert unusual leverage. It has a special interest in demonstrating innovative approaches that promise to solve multiple problems simultaneously. It searches the world for successful projects and policies that can be adapted to the Pacific Northwest. It strives to build the intellectual foundations and political support needed for sweeping innovation.
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University of Washington
The University of Washington acts on its great capacity to educate as well as its ambition for addressing society’s most vital issues — all motivated by the shared concern for humanity as is characteristic of our region and the people who join it.
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Design Machine Group
The Design Machine Group (DMG) is a collaborative research studio within the UW College of Built Environments that is aimed at exploring, fostering and developing ideas that will shape the future of design and information technology.