200 Occidental is LEED Platinum Certified

Date Posted: 06.12.2017

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200 Occidental, home to Weyerhaeuser’s Headquarters, has received LEED for Core and Shell Development Platinum certification with 86 points from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Building developer Urban Visions shared the achievement on Friday along with highlights of the sustainable design that enabled 200 Occidental to achieve USGBC’s highest level of certification:

  • 200 Occidental provides an environment that is conducive to the well-being of building occupants while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. The building incorporates regional products and hand-picked salvaged materials while special care was taken to divert more than 75% of construction waste away from landfills during construction.
  • Within the building, high-efficiency HVAC systems minimize energy use while an automated notification system sends an email alert when operable windows can be utilized for natural ventilation. This system is coupled with mechanical dampers that shut down the perimeter ventilation zones as needed. Extra care was taken during construction and in the selection of building materials to utilize low-emitting adhesives, paints, flooring, and composite wood materials to improve indoor air quality and minimize user exposure to harmful chemicals.
  • Carefully chosen plumbing fixtures reduce water usage by an estimated 40% and an efficient irrigation system was installed on the rooftop deck to support a variety of drought-resistant native species. Water collected on the rooftop is filtered before entering into the city storm water system.
  • An array of 90 solar panels is cleverly hidden on the penthouse roof and produces energy to supply at least 1% of total building usage. Urban Visions furthered this commitment to reducing the buildings ecological footprint by purchasing renewable energy credits to offset 100% of energy use for the first two years of operations.

“Market transformation happens one building at a time. 200 Occidental understands the value of LEED and has exemplified extraordinary leadership in reshaping their sector,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC.

Urban Visions, project developer, currently owns and manages 200 Occidental for building tenants Weyerhaeuser, Zocalo and Cherry Street Coffee. Mithun served as the building architect and interior designer, and JTM Construction was the general contractor. Agatewood Sustainable Strategies managed the LEED certification process. The building was recipient of NAIOP Washington’s prestigious Office Development of the Year award as well as the Seattle 2030 District’s Visionary Award for Leadership.

Read the full story via The Registry, “Weyerhaeuser’s HQ in Pioneer Square Receives LEED Platinum Registration.”