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Brightwater Center

Overview

As part of the Wastewater Treatment Facility, Brightwater Center is a place that brings people together to learn about energy, water, sustainability and how these issues flow through every community. Designed to meet LEED® Platinum standards, the facility uses 75% less energy than other educational and office facilities. All heat and hot water is supplied by renewable sources, and extensive daylighting is employed in all spaces. Reclaimed wood, polished concrete and insulated concrete masonry units provide warm and durable materials that serve multiple purposes in the appearance and function of the buildings. In collaboration with CH2M Hill, Brown and Caldwell, Hargreaves Associates and Streeter & Associates.

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Awards

2011
Northwest Construction Consumer Council – Green Project of the Year

2009
AIA Seattle What Makes It Green – Top 10 Green Projects in the Puget Sound

Video

Michael Popiwny, Architectural Design and Mitigation Manager for King County, discusses the Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center.

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