Hyatt at Olive 8 – Seattle, Washington

I first wrote about Seattle’s Hyatt at Olive 8 in February. The hotel had recently opened its door and was pursuing LEED certification. The hotel is part of a mixed-use facility that includes 229 condominiums and 346 guestrooms. The LEED certification process has finished and the hotel is now the first mixed-use LEED certified project in the city.

The facility features a green roof, an all-glass exterior, low-flow plumbing, dual-flush toilets, and native landscaping. Additionally, the project managers were able to divert more than 95% of construction debris from local landfills. The building should realize a 23% reduction in energy use and a 36% reduction in water use.

Timberland Apparel – New York City

The Timberland Apparel showroom in New York City has earned LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) certification. Timberland has a long history of environmental stewardship and the NYC project will help the company guide its future green building efforts.

The commercial interior was created through a collaboration with Environetics and Cubellis. The two design firms joined forces to design the nearly 13,000 square-foot space.

Hines EcoLogistics 1 – San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Although the LEED rating system is a project of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the organization certifies buildings across the world. Real estate giant Hines recently received LEED for Core & Shell (LEED-CS) certification for the 258,000 square-foot EcoLogistics 1 office in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The building is only the third in the country to receive LEED certification.

“Green building features include: bicycle storage and changing rooms; preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles; reduction of heat-island effect using open-grid pavement; use of low-emitting materials, adhesives, paints and sealants; a 20 percent reduction in indoor potable water use; and a 19 percent energy cost savings due in part to an integrated daylighting sensor system. In addition, more than 50 percent of construction waste was diverted from the landfill back into the manufacturing cycle” Source: Hines

Weekly LEED roundup – 9/11/09
A Seattle hotel, Timberland Apparel’s showroom, and an office building in Mexico have recently received LEED certification.