200 Occidental Honored for Sustainable Leadership

Date Posted: 10.24.2016

The 200 Occidental Building was recognized with the 2016 Visionary Award for Leadership by the Seattle 2030 District. The annual Vision Awards program honors local leaders who are transforming Seattle’s urban environment through innovative construction and design.

The jury said that “200 Occidental represents how innovative design can shape the business decisions of leading companies like Weyerhaeuser that want to house their employees in healthy and sustainable urban buildings. Developed by UrbanVisions and designed by Mithun, the building will realize substantial energy and water savings, reductions in carbon emissions and improvements in occupants’ health through use of natural ventilation, a dedicated HVAC system, high-performance glazing, LED lighting, a green roof and environmentally preferable products. Its Pioneer Square location enables an estimated 90% of employees to commute by mass transit, cycling or walking.”

Vision Awards were also given in the categories of Energy, Water and Transportation at the ceremony on October 20. The Seattle 2030 District is composed of 55 million square feet of Seattle’s downtown core with 45% of the properties participating in meeting the organization’s pollution reduction goals. The organization is an interdisciplinary public-private collaborative working to create a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Seattle.