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Sustainable Building & Development
The intent of this program is to encourage design and development practices which:
Our latest LEED project -- the new
Yesler Community Center
The City of Seattle's Sustainable Buildings & Sites policy requires new City facilities over 5,000 square feet to attain the Gold level of the US Green Building Council's LEEDTM rating system, plus meet minimum criteria for energy and water efficiency, construction waste recycling, and bicycle amenities.
Rooftop rainwater harvest
at the Carkeek Park
Environmental Learning Center
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Updated October 2, 2014
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIPSustainable Building is how Seattle Parks and Recreation carries out our Environmental Stewardship ethic when we develop parks facilities.
» Environmental Stewardship
SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGSSustainable buildings use design approaches, construction techniques and building materials that promote environmental quality, economic vitality, and social benefits.
» High Point
SITE DEVELOPMENTSustainable site development creates pocket, neighborhood and regional parks which have lower operating costs, improved environmental performance and health and safety benefits for park visitors.
» Belltown Cottages
» Bradner Gardens
» Cascade Peoples Center
» Discovery Park 500 area
» Genessee Playfield
» Greenwood Park
» Kiwanis Ravine
» Roxhill Wetland
TOOLS & RESOURCESFor sustainable development resources and/or more information on how Seattle Parks is defining and achieving sustainability in their capital projects, see the following:
» US Green Building Council
» Berkeley's Green Resource Center
» Carnagie Mellons Center for building performance
» Oakridge National Lab Building Technology Center
» Rocky Mountain Institute
City of Seattle Resources:
» Natural Drainage Systems
» Sustainable Building Projects
» Sustainable Building Projects-Case Studies
» Sustainability & Environment
» Sustainable Development Scorecard (PDF)
» Scorecard use flowchart (PDF)
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