The Martin

Photo © Laura Summers

Photo © Laura Summers

Sector: Multi-family
Client: Vulcan Inc.
Project Size: 238,000 sf


  • Informing Design
  • LEED-NC Energy Modeling
  • LEED-NC Measurement and Verification

The Martin is a new, 188 unit high-rise apartment development in the Midtown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The project has been certified Gold under the LEED-NC 2009 rating system. The design utilizes a range of energy and water efficient systems, such as water loop heat pumps, high-efficiency space and water heating boilers, EnergyStar appliances, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and lighting occupancy sensors in most all common spaces. Energy modeling was used to inform the design of ventilation systems by evaluating the impacts of variable-flow corridor ventilation and super-efficient whole house fans. Finally, utilizing the process of measurement and verification, the actual performance of the Martin's design was evaluated, thereby closing the loop on the design of this exceptional project.