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kcr 2008: 2008 Annual Report (.pdf)

12/17/2008: Kitsap Sun: Save on Energy Costs.

12/10/2008: Severe Weather Shelters in Need of Supplies.

December KCR Reports: December Electronic Newsletter (.pdf)

11/19/08: Head Start Students to Benefit from Urban Garden.

10/10/08: Port Orchard Life: Job Search, Training, Energy Assistance Among Many KCR Services.

Inside KCR: Fall 2008 Newsletter (.pdf)

9/29/08: KCR Now Accepting Donations for Christmas Angel.

October KCR Reports: October Electronic Newsletter (.pdf)

9/29/08: KCR Assembles Asset-Building Coalition and Creates Financial Education Program

Kitsap Sun: Advocates: For the Hundreds of Kitsap Homeless, Too Few Beds.

August KCR Reports: August Electronic Newsletter (.pdf)

08/25/08: Kitsap Sun: Early-Learning and Neighborhood Center Planned in West Bremerton.

08/19/08: 2007-08 AmeriCorps Members Graduation Ceremony Aug. 27, 2008.

7/19/08: Kitsap Sun: Mobilizing in Cyberspace to Help a Bremerton Family Without a Home

7/1/08: Bremerton Community Services Center Receives LEED Silver Certification
Kitsap Community Resources has received its formal Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification plaque which signifies its new facility at 845 8th St. meets the nationally accepted standards of design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

The first green building in Bremerton, completed in October 2007, serves as a single location for several of KCR’s services including the Bremerton WIC Nutrition Clinic, Employment and Training Services, AmeriCorps, Food Services and Administration.

LEED-certified buildings promote environment sustainability by conserving energy and water, providing a healthy and safe working environment, and using recycled and refurbished materials in construction. The building features permeable asphalt that preserves the watershed and restroom fixtures that reduce water usage by 20%. Alternative transportation is encouraged with designated primo parking spots for those who carpool or those who have fuel-efficient vehicles, and bicyclers have a spot to shower and store their bicycles. Local materials such as concrete, structural steel, brick, and floor tile were used in the building’s construction and over 75% of the construction waste was recycled.

Residents of the building enjoy fewer air contaminants due to the choice of paint, carpet, and cleaning products, and smoking is prohibited on campus. The building has also been designed to maximize daylight through window placements and interior shading, thus allowing visual tasks to be completed with minimum strain on the eyes. Windows that can be opened and closed increase productivity and comfort for employees who can control the air flow within their working space.

KCR thanks those responsible for this success, including those on the Capital Campaign Leadership Committee, Kitsap County Public Works, the Kresge Foundation Green Building Initiative, and O’Brien & Company, Inc..

Bremerton Patriot: KCR awarded for 'green' efforts..

2007: 2007 Annual Report (.pdf)

2006: 2006 Annual Report (.pdf)

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