Lyon Building

Sector: Non-Profit
Client: Downtown Emergency Services Center (DESC)
Project: 67,000 sf


  • Utility Bill Analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • On-site Performance Assessment
  • Informing Design
  • Efficiency Measure Analysis

The Lyon Building is a historic landmark, as well as a hub for housing and community services in downtown Seattle. The building includes two stories of office and clinic space for the DESC organization, as well as common space and 64 apartments for formerly homeless men and women affected by HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and addiction.

360 Analytics worked closely with the contracting team to identify and analyze a range of energy and water efficiency measures that could be incorporated during a major renovation. By analyzing utility bills, 360 illustrated to the owner and design team where resource costs were being expended. From there, using past experience and information gleaned form site surveys, packages of good, better, and best retrofit improvements were developed. 360 modeled the costs savings for each measure, and when combined with the contractor’s cost estimating, the design team was able to make informed recommendations to the owner. Major renovations were completed in 2016.