City capital improvement projects fall under the City's Green Buildings and Sites Policy. The initial policy, adopted in February of 2000 called for projects over 5,000 square feet to meet a minimum LEED Silver certification. The policy was updated in November of 2011, with projects 5,000 square feet or greater now expected to achieve a LEED Gold certification.
Since implementation of the City’s first Sustainable Building Policy in 2000, 30 buildings have been completed with 28 of those receiving LEED certification. 19 projects received a LEED Gold rating, 7 achieved LEED Silver and 2 are LEED Certified. Click here to see a full list of these projects.
Case studies of many of the City of Seattle capital improvement projects highlight a variety of green building approaches, design strategies, materials, and lessons learned.
July 3, 2012
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