H2O Apartments

Photo Credit: Sandeep Doddaballapur

Photo Credit: Sandeep Doddaballapur

Client/ArchitectNicholson Kovalchick Architects
Project Size: 39,000 sf


  • Informing design
  • LEED for Homes - Midrise Energy Modeling

The H2O Apartments are an innovative Seattle apartment complex that targeted LEED Gold certification. Early emphasis on energy savings enabled architectural concepts as well as mechanical and electrical solutions to contribute to the predicted energy savings of this project over conventional designs. Moving away from the traditional double-loaded corridor concept, exterior entries to all apartments significantly reduce the typically high energy consumption associated with common areas in multifamily buildings. High-efficiency windows, lighting, and appliances also contribute to the predicted performance.