Westlake Steps Projects Get LEED Certified
Congratulations to the Holland Partner Group for successfully LEED certifying both Westlake Steps 2 and 4. These large multifamily projects, located at 1207 and 1287 Westlake Avenue respectively, were built concurrently. To address steep terrain, each project is divided into two buildings stepping up the slope with an at grade walkway and hill climb between them. Below grade they are connected by shared parking. Completed first, the 310,000SF, 5-story Westlake Steps 4 project has 317 market rate units and achieved LEED Certification in the spring of 2017. It was quickly followed a LEED Silver Certification on the Westlake Steps 2, a 313,850SF 6-story project with a small groundfloor retail space and 385 market rate units. ArchEcology guided the LEED certification process for both projects.
Passive House in Seattle
Our very own Dan Luddy was a speaker at the 2017 North American Passive House Conference, held right here in Seattle! This year’s theme was “The Path to Zero Source Energy,” and Dan presented on the use of energy modeling in Passive House design. He showcased the analysis that we providing for 1300 Pike, and how collaboration during the design process has resulted in a simplified, cost-effective approach to Passive House certification that focus resources on the most critical components. Dan’s main message was that Passive House certification is achievable, scalable and an excellent pathway to achieving exceptional building performance.
Midtown21 – Started at Silver, Certified Gold
We’re very excited that 1007 Stewart, dubbed Midtown21, was just awarded LEED Gold certification! The 21-story high rise, located in the Denny Triangle in downtown Seattle, has a 19 floors of office space, a Great Room for conference and meeting space, groundfloor retail and 7 stories of below grade parking. The project team pursued LEED Silver right from the start as part of the permitting process, allowing the early incorporation of extensive indoor air quality and energy efficiency measures. The building was leased to one office tenant before construction was even complete. And when the project attracted a buyer that was interested in LEED Gold, we were able to help the team successfully stretch to achieve the new goal. HIGHLIGHTS Owner: Trammell Crow Architectural Design: LMN Architects Location: Seattle, WA Certification: LEED Gold Services: LEED 2009 Consulting for Core & Shell / Energy Modeling