Tag: Seattle

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn speaks during the opening ceremony for the refurbished King Street Station. Image via Office of Mayor Mike McGinn.

Seattle’s Historic Train Depot Gets LEED Makeover

Following closely on the heels of the Earth Day opening of the Bullitt Center, the city of Seattle completed another long-awaited green building civic project with the re-opening of the central waiting room and Compass Room entrance of its King… Read More
The LEED Gold-certified Bainbridge Art Museum near Seattle is expected to open in June. Image by Coates Design via BIMA.

Island Near Seattle To Open Rare LEED Gold Museum

By their very nature, art museums are tightly controlled environments. To preserve the fragile and precious artifacts inside, the temperature, humidity and amount of direct sunlight must be kept within strict tolerances at all times, even after hours. Because of… Read More
Unit 13 of Seattle's Columbia Station micro-community has passed the strict Passivhaus requirements for energy efficiency. Image by Tucker English via Dwell Development.

Seattle Home Meets Aggressive Passivhaus Standards

A 13-home micro-community located in the Columbia City section of Seattle has always aimed for sustainability since it began a few years ago by local builder Dwell Development. Today, Phase 4 of the project, known as Columbia Station, can officially… Read More