Agatewood has successfully led the LEED certification on a wide variety of new construction projects – below are a few.
The 200 Occidental Building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square is a truly transformational building. The project is LEED Platinum certified building while also receiving its Green Globes certification from GBI. The 8 story, 200,000 sq ft office building borders one of Seattle’s iconic downtown parks which has been revived to be one of the cities most used outdoor spaces with the 200 Occidental building playing a central role in the revival of the park and neighborhood.
Inside the building, a focus on energy use reduction and occupant health were critical. The building is nearly 20% better than the strict Seattle energy code making it an incredibly efficient building. Features such as daylight sensitive lighting fixtures help to keep energy usage down. All of the LEED credits pertaining to volatile organic compounds were achieved to insure low levels of toxins in the building and continual monitoring insures occupants are comfortable ongoing.
This 39 story, 460,000 sq ft apartment building in downtown Seattle is a unique project which is helping to transform the living options for city dwellers. From water saving plumbing fixtures to a variety of energy saving measures to operable windows, the West Edge building provides a a truly environmentally friendly apartment option for downtown Seattle.
Goodwill of Seattle
Goodwill of Seattle built a new 60,000 square foot facility to house their education and administrative components. Agatewood was the LEED consultant for the project, which received a LEED Gold rating in the fall of 2013.
The most unique feature of the building is a cistern which collects roof run-off and is hooked to the plumbing system to flush toilets and urinals. Depending on rainfall, the system will enable the building to nearly eliminate water usage for flushing.
Three aspects which highlight the commitment to a sustainable project:
- A clear commitment by the architects and designers of the systems side to keep lighting levels low, utilize extremely efficient HVAC equipment and have the project fully commissioned.
- A commitment by the designers and then the general contractor and sub-contractors to utilize low VOC products throughout the project.
- Strict adherence to both a construction waste management plan and a Construction IAQ Management plan.
The Hanover Company
Agatewood sustainability professionals implemented a green building strategy for this leading apartment building developer and lead the LEED certification on several large projects.
One project, the Olivian, is a luxury 27-story apartment building in Seattle on a formerly contaminated site. The project entailed extensive remediation. The building provides superior indoor air quality, recycled content materials, energy efficient building systems, water conserving fixtures and extensive natural daylight. It received a LEED-NC certification.
Another Hanover project, Candlestick Cove in San Francisco is a 110 unit, 220,000 sq. ft. property that has also received its LEED-NC certification.