As Sellen Construction Co.'S sustainable construction manager, Lynne Barker's job is to push the firm toward sustainable building.
Her colleagues push back.
"We butt heads sometimes," says Scott Redman, Sellen's director of marketing and new business development.
"Somewhere, we're creating a real value for our clients, a fresh look, rather than a staid, traditional approach. I think it's healthy."
Sustainable building covers all aspects of building, from land preparation to materials selection, including energy-efficient strategies and the use of recycled-content material.
Barker, the only full-time sustainable construction manager in the Puget Sound …