Arbora Court

Image © Weber Thompson Architects

Image © Weber Thompson Architects

Client: Bellwether Housing
Architect: Weber Thompson Architects
Project Size: 125,000 sf


  • Utility Bill Analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • Model Calibration
  • Informing Design
  • Efficiency Measure Analysis
  • Seattle Energy Code Compliance

The Arbora Court Apartments is a project being realized by Bellwether along with University Christian Church (UCC). It is a new, 133 unit affordable, housing project planned for the bustling University District of Seattle. Leveraging a grant from Enterprise Green Communities, Bellwether Housing assembled a robust team of consultants, designers, and a contractor, Walsh Construction, to develop and evaluate a large package of energy, water, and waste saving strategies early in the design. 360 spearheaded the utility bill analysis of two, recently built, similar buildings in the owner’s portfolio, and used the existing building information to inform and tune the occupant dependent loads assumed for the UCC design analysis. The eQUEST energy model developed by 360 for the project was used to calculate the savings of over 30 different efficiency measures, bundled into multiple packages. 360 worked closely with Bellwether and Walsh to compile the construction costs, utility costs savings, and utility incentives into a comprehensive financial analysis.