new report prepared by Cascadia Green Building Council and City of Seattle identifies pathways for Net Zero Water projects and Living Buildings in the Puget Sound Region. Advanced green building projects are making the case for self-sufficient, closed loop water systems at the building and neighborhood scale. These net-zero water systems contribute to both the health of waterways and the resiliency of water supplies.
The Bullitt Foundation’s Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction will be the greenest, most energy efficient commercial building in the world. The Cascadia Center will firmly plant Seattle at the forefront of the green building movement.
Check out the relaunch of City Green Building’s website, www.seattle.gov/dpd/greenbuilding. It’s got the same great information with a new, improved look and updated features.
Mayor Mike McGinn is pleased to announce Seattle Public Utilities Operations Control Center (SPU OCC) achieved the city of Seattle’s first LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold certified project. LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
DPD and Seattle Public Utilities will lead green roof walking tours on Friday, July 30, and Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Tours will run from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., and will visit four or five sites including the Seattle Justice Center and the 5th and Madison rooftop plaza. At each location, guest speakers will cover topics including green roof design and construction, maintenance, and functional benefits.
Motivated by the recently passed Seattle Energy Disclosure Ordinance, downtown property owners and managers are sharing utility data to create a Seattle 2030 District. Usually considered proprietary data, property owners are working together in order to develop a baseline of district-wide energy use and strive collectively to meet the 2030 Challenge. The Seattle 2030 District intends to go beyond just the data gathering and reporting required by the ordinance.
Seattle Public Utilities has successfully certified their Operations and Control Center facility as a LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) Gold project, the City of Seattle’s first LEED CI – Gold project. The project was an adaptive reuse of the facility to support the utility’s mission and fulfill strategic priorities for the next century.
DPD is proud to announce Peter Dobrovolny as a 2010 Cascadia Green Building Council Fellow. The Cascadia Fellowship is awarded annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the green building movement either regionally or nationally, and are recognized leaders within the greater green design community.
The King County/Seattle Built Green® incentive provides funding for single-family, townhome, multi-family residential, remodel and community development projects to help offset the cost of certifying and designing innovative green projects throughout Seattle and King County. Eligible projects may receive up to $20,000.
Diane Sugimura, director of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD), today announced the appointment of Marshall Foster as Seattle city planning director. The city planning director oversees all aspects of Seattle’s comprehensive and regional planning, land use policy, neighborhood planning, urban design, green building, and the work of the Seattle Design and Planning Commissions. The city planning director reports to the head of DPD.